Matthew Perry’s The End of Longing Begins May 18

Off-Broadway News   Matthew Perry’s The End of Longing Begins May 18 The dark comedy, which played a hit run on the West End last year, arrives Off-Broadway in a production from MCC.
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Quincy Dunn-Baker, Sue Jean Kim, Matthew Perry, and Jennifer Morrison Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Performances begin May 18 for the American premiere of The End of Longing, a new play written by and starring Matthew Perry. The dark comedy, which played a hit run at London’s Playhouse Theatre on the West End last year, arrives Off-Broadway in a production from MCC.

Joining Perry onstage are House star Jennifer Morrison, Quincy Dunn-Baker, and Sue Jean Kim.

The End of Longing will open June 5, marking Perry’s New York playwriting and acting debut. Performances are at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, located at 121 Christopher Street.

The new play sees four strangers walk into a bar—an alcoholic, an escort, a self-diagnosed neurotic, and a well-intentioned dimwit. “Broken and deeply flawed, they find their lives irreversibly entwined no matter how hard they try to break free of one another,“ read production notes from MCC.

Flip through photos of the cast meeting the press below:

The design team includes scenic design by Tony winner Derek McLane, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by two-time Tony nominee Ben Stanton, and sound design by Ryan Rumery. Casting is by Telsey + Co/William Cantler, C.S.A.

For tickets and more information visit mcctheater.org.

(Updated May 18, 2017)

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