Cheyenne Jackson and Emmanuelle Chriqui Join Cast of MCC's The Heart of the Matter
By Adam Hetrick
Cheyenne Jackson and Emmanuelle Chriqui will join Krysten Ritter for MCC Theater's benefit run of The Heart of the Matter, a collection of short plays by Tony-nominated playwright Neil LaBute.
Carolyn Cantor (Regrets, In A Dark Dark House) directs the four-performance run, which is scheduled for June 13-16 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
The cast includes Jackson ("30 Rock," Finian's Rainbow, Xanadu), Chriqui ("Entourage," "The Borgias") and Ritter ("Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23," All New People), as well as additional cast members to be announced.
Here's how it's billed: "When acclaimed playwright-provocateur Neil LaBute turns his acid wit to affairs of the heart, one thing is certain...there will be blood! Passion, emotion, sexual negotiation, and infidelity all converge in this collection of recent one-act plays, each featuring a pair of lovers in crisis. The Heart of the Matter is an attempt to comprehend the true nature of love (or at least the fallout it can leave behind)."
Proceeds will support MCC Theater's Playwrights' Coalition program, free PlayLab reading series and literary development activities.
Tickets, priced between $39 and $99, may be purchased by visiting MCCTheater.org or by calling (212) 352-3101. The Lucille Lortel Theatre is located at 121 Christopher Street.
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