MCC Theatre Sets New Season with Lintel Playwright, LaBute and London's Wade

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Underneath The Lintel playwright Glen Berger's latest, The Wooden Breeks, completes the three-play lineup for The MCC Theatre's new season with the previously reported American debut of the London work, Laura Wade's Colder Than Here, and the Neil LaBute world premiere, Swallowing Bicycles.
Glen Berger
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Celebrating their 20th anniversary season, the Manhattan Class Company (which now goes by its abbreviated moniker), has set the aforementioned shows for its upcoming 2005-2006, confirmed a company spokesperson. The new season (subject to change) will include:

  • Colder Than Here (Sept. 7-Oct. 15)
    Soho Theatre Company artistic director Abigail Morris stages the new work which played at her London homestage earlier this year. The drama by Wade (Breathing Corpses) centers around "Myra, the perfect-homemaker… industrious, ultra organized… puts her full attention to organizing every detail of her own impending funeral."
  • The Wooden Breeks (Feb. 2-March 11, 2006)
    In the new work "set in the faraway mythical, fantastical, miserable village of Brood," according to show materials, Berger creates "a marvelously imaginative world peopled by a cast of dreamers, schemers and various sets of would-be lovers."
  • Swallowing Bicycles (May 17-June 24, 2006)
    MCC will unveil Labute's Swallowing Bicycles "which follows the life of Joe Smith, who lives the perfect life. He has the perfect wife, perfect son, daughter, house, job, friends. Sounds too good to be true? You’re perfectly right," according to a show synopsis. Jo Bonney (Fat Pig, On the Mountain, Living Out) stages the new work which will be the fourth LaBute work to see the MCC stage following The Mercy Seat, The Distance From Here and Fat Pig. MCC also produced a one-night benefit evening of LaBute plays, Autobahn. Subscriptions are available to the new season by calling (212) 279-4200. For more information, visit

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