What to Expect From Jen Silverman’s Unpredictable New Comedy Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties

Video   What to Expect From Jen Silverman’s Unpredictable New Comedy Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties
 
The playwright, director, and cast dish on the upcoming Off-Broadway premiere from MCC Theater.

What do the five Betties have in common in Jen Silverman’s Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties? In Silverman's new comedy, five women—all named Bettie—collide at the intersection of rage, love, and the theatre, provoking each other to take a look in the mirror and be brave enough to face the person they didn’t know they could be.

Watch the video above to see playwright Silverman, director Mike Donahue, and the cast of Collective Rage dish on the upcoming Off-Broadway premiere from MCC Theater.

Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties will begin performances August 16 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre ahead of a September 12 opening. The cast is made up of Emmy winner Dana Delany, Obie winner Lea DeLaria, Indecent's Adina Verson, On Your Feet!'s Ana Villafañe, and Fifty Shades of Black's Chaunté Wayans.

Check out photos from the press day below.

Collective Rage originally premiered at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., in September 2016. The full title of the play is Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties; In Essence, A Queer and Occasionally Hazardous Exploration; Do You Remember When You Were In Middle School And You Read About Shackleton And How He Explored the Antarctic? Imagine the Antarctic As a Pussy and It’s Sort of Like That.

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