MCC Theater will offer its virtual reading of Peter Hedges’ Good as New, starring Oscar winner Julianne Moore and Kaitlyn Dever (Unbelievable, Booksmart) through July 19 at 11:59 PM. The benefit performance—and subsequent Q&A—originally streamed on YouTube July 16.
The reading is available to rent for a 24-hour period for $30, with proceeds going toward the Off-Broadway company and its Be Our Light Campaign as it aims to reopen in 2021.
A portion of donations from the initial stream were split between The Artists Co-op and The Okra Project.
The 25-minute play, about a mother and daughter grappling with a family shakeup amid a face lift and driving lessons (respectively), premiered at MCC in the ‘90s (then called Manhattan Class Company) as part of its one-acts series. MCC then presented it as a full-length work in 1997.
The presentation of Good as New (which Hedges will also direct) follows MCC’s online reading of Alan Bowne’s Beirut, starring Marisa Tomei and Oscar Isaac.