MCC Theater hosts the world premiere of Permission by Hand to God playwright Robert Askins. In the lead roles are Justin Bartha (Lend Me a Tenor, "The Hangover") and Emmy nominee Elizabeth Reaser ("Grey's Anatomy," The Money Shot).
Permission is directed by Tony nominee Alex Timbers (Rocky). Performances are set to run April 29-June 14 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, with an official opening night set for May 20.
Justin Bartha and Elizabeth Reaser Explore Discipline and Power in Robert Askins' Permission
In Permission, Bartha and Reaser will play Eric and Cyndy, respectively, a couple who have decided to follow the example of their friends and make the real-life practice of Christian Domestic Discipline the foundation of their marriage. "But restructuring their lives and their union according to role play and a new moral code upends everything they knew--and took for granted--about one another, their friends, and more importantly, who really holds the power," state press notes.