Greta Gerwig Replaces Maggie Gyllenhaal in MCC Theater's The Village Bike
07 Apr 2014
Golden Globe Award-nominated actress Greta Gerwig has replaced Maggie Gyllenhaal in the MCC Theater production of Penelope Skinner's The Village Bike, which will now begin performances May 22 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
The American premiere of Skinner's play, which will be staged by Sam Gold (Fun Home, Circle Mirror Transformation), will officially open June 10. Gyllenhall departed the production in February due to scheduling conflicts.
Gerwig ("Frances Ha," "To Rome With Love," "Damsels in Distress," "Greenberg") will make her stage debut in the production.
According to MCC, "In Penelope Skinner's The Village Bike, Becky is pregnant – and friskier than ever. But she can't seem to get the attention of her husband, who is preoccupied with preparing for the baby's months-away arrival. So Becky takes matters into her own hands and sets out on an adventure that starts with the purchase of a used bike from a man in town and takes her further than she ever expected she'd go."
Tickets will go on sale April 22. For tickets and further information visit mcctheater.org.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.