MCC Theater has announced complete casting for the American premiere of The End of Longing, a new play written by and starring Matthew Perry. Joining the Friends actor in the “bittersweet comedy” will be House star Jennifer Morrison, Quincy Dunn-Baker, and Sue Jean Kim.
The End of Longing, directed by Lindsay Posner, will arrive in New York following a run at London’s Playhouse Theatre last year. The Off-Broadway production is set to begin previews May 18 ahead of a June 5 opening, and will mark Perry’s New York playwriting and acting debut
Performances will be at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, located at 121 Christopher Street.
The new play sees four strangers walk into a bar—an alcoholic, an escort, a self-diagnosed neurotic, and a well-intentioned dimwit. “Broken and deeply flawed, they find their lives irreversibly entwined no matter how hard they try to break free of one another,“ read production notes from MCC.
The design team for MCC’s The End of Longing includes scenic design by Tony winner Derek McLane, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by two-time Tony nominee Ben Stanton, and sound design by Ryan Rumery. Casting is by Telsey + Co/William Cantler, C.S.A.
For tickets and more information visit mcctheater.org.