PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Day in the Life of Really Really Co-Stars Aleque Reid and Evan Jonigkeit
MCC Theater's New York premiere of the Paul Downs Colaizzo college-set drama Really Really, starring Matt Lauria, Zosia Mamet and Evan Jonigkeit, officially opened Feb. 19 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre after previews that began Jan. 31.
Obie Award winner David Cromer (Tribes, Our Town, The House of Blue Leaves) helms the production.
Really Really is the first play in Colaizzo's Want, Give, Get trilogy. His other plays include Little Gives, The Thing About Getting, Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill, and For Tomorrow, Please Prepare. Lauria ("Friday Night Lights," Parenthood"), Mamet ("Girls," "Mad Men") and Jonigkeit (High) are joined by Lauren Culpepper, who appeared in the premiere of the play at the Signature Theatre last winter, as well as David Hull (Wicked, How to Succeed…), Kobi Libii (CQ/CX) and Aleque Reid (Hair).
Really Really, according to MCC, "begins in the hazy aftermath of a wild party when 'the morning after' appears to be just another day in the undergrad carnival that revolves around a close circle of friends. But when morning-after gossip about privileged Davis (Lauria) and ambitious Leigh (Mamet) turns ugly, the veneer of loyalty and friendship is peeled back to reveal a vicious jungle of sexual politics, raw ambition, and class warfare where only the strong could possibly survive."
Read the Playbill magazine feature about Really Really. Here's the Playbill Stage to Sceens interview with "Girls" and Really Really star Zosia Mamet (pronounce it like "Sasha" but with a "Z" — "zashah").
The production has scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by David Wiener and sound design by Daniel Kluger.
For tickets, visit mcctheater.org. The Lucille Lortel Theatre is located at 121 Christopher Street.