Dancy, Riseborough and Whishaw Cast in MCC's The Pride

By Adam Hetrick
28 Sep 2009

Hugh Dancy
Hugh Dancy
Photo by Aubrey Reuben

U.K. stage actors Hugh Dancy, Andrea Riseborough and Ben Whishaw have been announced to star in the American premiere of Alexi Kaye Campbell's Oliver Award-winning play The Pride, which will begin performances Off-Broadway Jan. 27, 2010.

Tony winner Joe Mantello (Wicked, Take Me Out) directs the production for MCC Theater that will officially open Feb. 16, 2010, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The limited engagement will conclude March 20, 2010.

Riseborough (Ivanov, "Happy Go Lucky") and Whishaw ("Bright Star," "Brideshead Revisited") make their American stage debuts in the production alongside Dancy (Broadway's Journey's End, "Adam"). A fourth cast member is to be announced.

MCC notes for The Pride read: "Oliver, Philip and Sylvia are caught in a kind of erotic time warp. Their complex love triangle, replete with conflicting loyalties and passions, jumps from 1958 to the present and back in a maelstrom of fantasy, repression and rebellion in this innovative new drama."

Tickets to MCC Theater's shows at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street, are currently available by visiting www.mcctheater.org.