MCC Taps Halley Feiffer's "Inappropriate" Cancer Comedy for Off-Broadway

News   MCC Taps Halley Feiffer's "Inappropriate" Cancer Comedy for Off-Broadway
MCC Theater has announced that the final play of its 2015-16 season will be Halley Feiffer's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City. The long-titled comedy, about two strangers coming together in a cancer ward, promises to make "some of the world’s most inappropriate jokes."

Halley Feiffer
Halley Feiffer

Trip Cullman (Punk Rock), who directed Feiffer's I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard Off-Broadway earlier this year, will again reunite with the playwright to helm the world premiere at MCC. Performances will run May 19-June 25, 2016. Opening night is scheduled for June 6.

Here's how the new play is billed: "A foul-mouthed twenty-something comedienne and a middle-aged man embroiled in a nasty divorce are brought together unexpectedly when their cancer-stricken mothers become roommates in the hospital. Together, this unlikely duo must negotiate some of life’s biggest challenges... while making some of the world’s most inappropriate jokes. Can these two very lost people learn to laugh through their pain and lean on each other when all they really want to do is run away?"

MCC's 2015-16 season also includes The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez, Los Girls by John Pollono and Smokefall by Noah Haidle. For more information visit

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