MCC Theater Re-Elects Nixon's Nixon 10th Anniversary Revival for New Season

News   MCC Theater Re-Elects Nixon's Nixon 10th Anniversary Revival for New Season MCC Theater begins its new season with a 10th anniversary staging of Russell Lees' Nixon's Nixon reuniting its original director and stars Off-Broadway after over a decade.

Jim Simpson directs Russell Lees' two-character political satire which will play Sept. 20-Oct. 28 with an opening night set for Oct. 4. Tickets are now on sale.

Original Off-Broadway stars Gerry Bamman and Steve Mellor reprise the roles they originated for MCC's original production of Nixon's Nixon. Also joining the celebration will be original scenic and lighting designer Kyle Chapulis. The production will also feature design by Claudia Brown (costume) and Jill DuBoff (sound).

Bamman — who earned an OBIE Award for his original portrayal — again plays President Richard M. Nixon opposite Mellor Secretary as State Henry A. Kissinger in the intermissionless work which imagines the conversation that transpired the night before the Commander-in-Chief announces his resignation.

The Off-Broadway troupe, that presented Neil LaBute's Some Girl(s) last season, will continue with a collaboration with its playwright-in-residence LaBute when it brings his world premiere In a Dark, Dark House to the stage. One production in the three-play season (to start late January 2007) is yet to be announced.

In a Dark, Dark House is billed as "a drama about a man and his complicated relationship with a complicated father." The play will begin previews May 16, 2007 and open June 7 for a run through June 23. Director and casting are to be announced. The new LaBute work will mark the fifth collaboration with MCC following The Mercy Seat, The Distance From Here, Fat Pig and Some Girl(s). MCC also produced a one night benefit evening of LaBute plays, Autobahn.

Tickets to Nixon's Nixon at the Lucille Lortel, 121 Christopher Street, are available by calling (212-279-4200). For more information, visit www.mcctheater.org.