Nick Jones' New Comedy Important Hats of the Twentieth Century Opens Tonight

News   Nick Jones' New Comedy Important Hats of the Twentieth Century Opens Tonight
The Manhattan Theatre Club world premiere of Important Hats of the Twentieth Century officially opens Nov. 23 starring Peter and the Starcatcher's Carson Elrod. The new back-to-the-future-style comedy, penned by Emmy nominee and "Orange is the New Black" writer Nick Jones, began previews Off-Broadway Nov. 10.

Tony nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God) directs at MTC Stage II at City Center.

Elrod is joined by a host of Broadway and Off-Broadway actors, including Remy Auberjonois (Death of a Salesman), Jon Bass (The Book of Mormon), John Behlmann (Significant Other), Reed Campbell (The Comedy of Errors), Maria Elena Ramirez (Fish in the Dark), Matthew Saldivar (Honeymoon in Vegas), Triney Sandoval (A Free Man of Color) and Henry Vick (When The Rain Stops Falling).

Carson Elrod
Carson Elrod Photo by Joan Marcus

Following sold-out runs of earlier works Trevor and Whiz-Bang, Jones returns to the stage with Important Hats of the Twentieth Century, the tale of New York's hottest fashion designer of the 1930's, Sam Greevy (played by Elrod). When Sam's rival begins to release strange, never-before-seen fashion items like sweatpants and sweatshirts, he becomes desperate to find out where, or rather when, the inspiration is coming from. 

The creative team features Timothy R. Mackabee (scenic design), Jennifer Moeller (costume design), Jason Lyons (lighting design), Palmer Hefferan (original music and sound design) and Robert Westley (fight director).

Tickets can be purchased by visiting NYCityCenter or calling (212) 581-1212. Performances of Important Hats of the Twentieth Century take place at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center, located at 131 West 55th St.

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