By Ernio Hernandez
08 Jan 2007
Originally titled Morbidity & Mortality, the work centers on a married woman who has an extra-marital affair with a doctor. "Not an unusual New York story - until you find out how they met," according to MCC. "In facing the horrific moment that has brought them together, these three New Yorkers must come to a final confrontation in which faith, love and the truth are put to the test."
The cast for A Very Common Procedure includes Amir Arison (Beast on the Moon, Modern Orthodox, Omnium Gatherum), Lynn Collins (The Women, As You Like It, "The Merchant of Venice") and Stephen Kunken (Festen, Proof, The Journals of Mihail Sebastian).
The design team features Robin Vest (set), Miranda Hoffman (costume), Tyler Micoleau (lighting) and Fabian Obispo (sound and music).
The play made its debut this March — under the aforementioned title — at San Francisco's Magic Theatre, where it was presented in conjunction with New York City's The Women's Project.
Up next for the Off-Broadway troupe that presented Neil LaBute's Some Girl(s) last season will be playwright-in-residence LaBute's In a Dark, Dark House — a world premiere drama "about a man and his complicated relationship with a complicated father." The MCC staging will be seen May 16-June 23.
The new LaBute work will mark the fifth collaboration with MCC, following The Mercy Seat, The Distance From Here, Fat Pig and Some Girl(s). MCC also produced a one-night benefit evening of LaBute plays, Autobahn.
Tickets to A Very Common Procedure at the Lucille Lortel, 121 Christopher Street, are available by calling (212-279-4200). For more information, visit www.mcctheater.org.