The world premiere of Lucy Thurber’s new play Transfers has been extended a week due to popular demand and will now continue through May 20 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The production, directed by Jackson Gay, officially opened Off-Broadway April 23 in a production from MCC.
Transfers tells the story of two gifted young men (Ato Blankson-Wood and Juan Castano) from the South Bronx competing for a life-changing scholarship at an elite university. During a campus visit, the two students are confronted with their shared past.
The cast is completed by The Knick's Leon Addison Brown, Steppenwolf ensemble member Glenn Davis (You Got Older), and Godless star Samantha Soule.
Transfers began performances April 5.
The production features scenic design by Tony Award winner Donyale Werle, costume design by Drama Desk Award nominee Jessica Ford, lighting design by Obie Award winner Russell H. Champa, sound design by Broken Chord, and casting by Telsey + Company/Adam Caldwell, CSA, William Cantler, CSA, Karyn Casl, CSA. The production stage manager is Lori Ann Zepp, and the stage manager is Veronica Lee.
Check Out the Opening Night of Lucy Thurber’s Transfers at MCC
Transfers was originally presented by New York Stage and Film and Vassar in the Powerhouse Season, summer 2016. Castano is reprising his starring role from that production.
For tickets and more information on Transfers or the MCC Theater Youth Company, visit MCCTheater.org.