MCC Theater Plans Premieres by Stephen Belber and Paul Downs Colaizzo for 2012-13 Season
By Adam Hetrick
David Cromer will direct the New York premiere of Paul Downs Colaizzo's Really Really for MCC Theater's 2012-13 season, which will also include a world premiere by playwright Stephen Belber.
Lucie Tiberghian will stage the premiere of Belber's Don't Go Gentle, which will run Sept. 27-Nov. 4 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Belber is the playwright of Tape, Dusk Rings A Bell and Match.
Here's how it's billed: "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."
Colaizzo's Really Really will be staged by Cromer (Tribes, Our Town) Jan. 31-March 10, 2013, at the Lortel. The play received its world premiere at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA, in January.
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."
A third production for the 2012-13 season will be announced shortly.
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