Fitzgerald (Young Frankenstein, Finian's Rainbow) joins Jon Bernthal ("The Walking Dead") and actor-playwright John Pollono for the New York premiere of Small Engine Repair, which will be directed by Jo Bonney (The Break of Noon, Some Girl(s), Fat Pig) May 16-June 23, 2013, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
Here's how it's billed: ""Frank, Swaino and Packie - buddies since high school, now past their prime - meet off-hours in Frank's out-of-the-way repair shop under cloudy circumstances that only Frank has a handle on. Enter Chad, a plugged-in preppy college jock, whose arrival ignites an explosion of long-simmering resentment and rage in this taut, twisty, comic thriller."
Complete casting for Belber's Don't Go Gentle will feature Barnes (The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Becky Shaw), Cristofer ("Smash," A View from the Bridge), Maxx Brawer, Angela Lewis (Rapture, Blister, Burn) and Jennifer Mudge (The Philanthropist)
Lucie Tiberghien will stage the premiere of Belber's play, which will run Sept. 27-Nov. 4 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The play, according to MCC, "follows Judge Lawrence Driver: conservative powerhouse on the bench, failure at home. Now retired, widowed, and seeking redemption, Lawrence volunteers to do pro bono legal work with Tanya, a vulnerable ex-con with a troubled teenage son, while working to repair the increasingly complicated relationships with his own adult children. But do-overs don’t come easy, and when his newfound generosity is perceived as condescension, Lawrence runs the risk of losing everything."
According to MCC Theater, "In the hazy aftermath of a wild party, dawn breaks on what appears to be just another day in the undergrad carnival that revolves around a close circle of friends. But when morning-after gossip turns ugly, the veneer of loyalty and friendship is peeled back to reveal a vicious jungle of sexual politics, raw ambition, and class warfare where only the strong could possibly survive."
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