MCC Theater's Free Reading Series Will Feature Works of Michael Weller

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MCC Theater, currently celebrating its 25th anniversary season, will present a special evening of readings at The Drama Book Shop May 10 in anticipation of the company's world-premiere production of Michael Weller’s Side Effects, which is set to begin performances June 2.

Actors Judith Baicich, Francesca Faradany, Jennifer Mudge, Matthew Rauch and Cotter Smith will read scenes, beginning at 6 PM, from Weller’s three loosely-related plays on modern marriage: Do Not Disturb, MCC’s previously produced Fifty Words, and the upcoming Side Effects.

Following the readings, Weller and Side Effects director David Auburn will answer audience questions and Weller will sign copies of his plays.

Side Effects will star Joely Richardson ("Nip/Tuck," "The Tudors") and Cotter Smith (Kin, Next Fall) and will officially open at the Lucille Lortel Theatre June 19.

"Hugh and Lindy’s marriage seems picture-perfect, a beacon in their microcosmic Midwestern world of dinner parties and fundraisers. But, behind closed doors - doors they can barely keep shut - they’re falling apart, and Hugh’s rising political star is suddenly imperiled," according to press notes.

The Drama Book Shop’s Arthur Seelen Theatre is located at 250 W. 40th Street. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit For more information on MCC Theater, visit

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