MCC Theater has announced the cast for the world premiere of Permission by Hand to God playwright Robert Askins. In the lead roles will be Justin Bartha (Lend Me a Tenor, "The Hangover") and Emmy nominee Elizabeth Reaser ("Grey's Anatomy," The Money Shot).
Permission will be directed by Tony nominee Alex Timbers (Rocky). Performances are set to run April 29-June 7 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, with an official opening night set for May 20.
Meet the Cast of Permission, by Hand to God Playwright Askins, Starring Justin Bartha and Elizabeth Reaser
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.
The prolific producer, along with frequent collaborator Neil Meron, was behind such musical-driven projects as Smash, NBC’s live musicals, and the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.