MTC's The Swing of the Sea Premiere Will Reunite Richard Greenberg and Lynne Meadow
24 Jun 2014
Lynne Meadow and Richard Greenberg
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Manhattan Theatre Club will present the world-premiere production of Richard Greenberg's familial drama The Swing of the Sea Off-Broadway next spring. The company has also announced casting for the premiere of Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's The World Of Extreme Happiness.
Performances of Swing of the Sea will begin May 26, 2015, prior to an official opening June 16 at New York City Center. Lynne Meadow will direct.
The Swing of the Sea marks the 11th collaboration between Greenberg and MTC.
Here's how the production is billed: "Patriarch Max has died, leaving behind two sons, Brett and Alec, and a lover Vivi. All three reunite for one evening in Vivi’s New York apartment. Secrets, passions and ghosts of the past emerge for this trio as each of them faces an uncertain future."
Additionally, complete casting for the world premiere of The World Of Extreme Happiness has been announced. Presented in co-production with Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's play will begin previews Feb. 3 prior to an official opening Feb. 24.
"Unwanted from the moment she’s born, Sunny is determined to escape her life in rural China and forge a new identity in the city," press notes state. "As naïve as she is ambitious, Sunny views her new job in a grueling factory as a stepping stone to untold opportunities. When fate casts her as a company spokeswoman at a sham PR event, Sunny’s bright outlook starts to unravel in a series of harrowing and darkly comic events, as she begins to question a system enriching itself by destroying its own people."