Leigh Silverman ( Chinglish, From Up Here) directs the play, to begin performances Feb. 5, at MTC's Off-Broadway home at New York City Center Stage I. Opening night will be Feb. 26. This is a limited engagement to April 21 (it was originally announced for a run to April 14).
According to MTC, "Falco stars as Martha, a kindergarten teacher with a life many would want: a loving husband (Conlee), a devoted daughter (Strole). But when she leaves it all behind, it's up to her daughter Sarah to pick up the pieces. Two-time Obie winner, Leigh Silverman directs this hilarious and heartbreaking story about motherhood, freedom, and trying to see the people in your family as they really are."
Flahive writes for "Nurse Jackie" and penned Off-Broadway's From Up Here, which received the John Gassner Playwriting Award from the Outer Critics Circle. She is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Department of Dramatic Writing.
For more information, visit ManhattanTheatreClub.com.
The Madrid was commissioned through the Bank of America New American Play Program.