The American premiere of The End of Longing, a new play written by and starring Matthew Perry, officially opens June 5 in New York. 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 Theater.
Joining Perry onstage are House star Jennifer Morrison, Quincy Dunn-Baker, and Sue Jean Kim. Lindsay Posner directs.
The End of Longing began performances May 18, 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 production below:
See Matthew Perry Make His New York Theatre Debut in The End of Longing
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 June 5, 2017)