Plays by Frozen Pen Lavery and Distance Scribe LaBute Set for New MCC Season

News   Plays by Frozen Pen Lavery and Distance Scribe LaBute Set for New MCC Season MCC Theatre abides by the "if it ain't broke..." theory as the company's upcoming season will include new works by this season's scribes — Frozen's Bryony Lavery (with returning director Doug Hughes) and The Distance From Here's Neil LaBute.
Bryony Lavery
Bryony Lavery

The Off-Broadway troupe known for bringing darker works to the stage will take up residence at the downtown Manhattan Lucille Lortel Theater for the coming season. Bryony Lavery takes a turn from her Tony Award-nominated missing-child drama to the comedy Last Easter, set for a Sept. 15-Oct. 23 run. Tony Award nominee Doug Hughes reteams with the scribe for the work which follows a dying woman and her best friends as they journey from London to Lourdes to bless her in the holy waters. All theatre folk, they "laugh and sing and drink a lot of wine," according to a release.

Neil LaBute's Fat Pig is set for a Nov. 17, 2004-January 8, 2005 run with a director to be announced. The work finds a man who falls in love with an overweight woman but begins to rethink his feelings when others ridicule her.

The final play of the season — slated for a March 16-April 23, 2005 engagement — Is yet to be announced.

MCC enjoyed its first Off-Broadway-to-Broadway transfer this season with the Lavery drama Frozen starring Tony nominees Swoozie Kurtz and Brian O'Byrne with Laila Robins. The season also included Eric Coble's Bright Ideas directed by Urinetown's John Rando and LaBute's The Distance From Here starring Anna Paquin.

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