Read Reviews for Relevance Off-Broadway

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See what critics think of JC Lee’s new play, starring Pascale Armand and Jayne Houdyshell.
Relevance_MCC_Production_Photo_2018_038.Pascale Armand  in a scene from MCC Theater's RELEVANCE (Photo by Joan Marcus)_HR.jpg
Pascale Armand Joan Marcus

MCC Theater celebrated the official opening of JC Lee’s new play Relevance February 25. The world-premiere production is directed by Tony nominee Liesl Tommy and features a cast led by Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell and Tony nominee Pascale Armand.

Relevance sees two generations of feminists go head to head in a battle of wills, theory, and survival. The new drama is currently making its world premiere at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, where it is scheduled to play through March 11.

Completing the cast are Molly Camp (The Heiress) and Emmy Award nominee Richard Masur (Transparent, Orange Is the New Black).

Read reviews for Relevance below:

DC Theatre Scene (Jonathan Mandell)

The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

The New York Times (Ben Brantley)

New York Theatre Guide (Kathleen Campion)

Time Out New York (Regina Robbins)

Playbill will continue to update with reviews as they are published.

Relevance began previews February 2. The play follows the unraveling conflict between an older feminist author (Houdyshell) and a promising young writer (Tony nominee Armand), who is quickly becoming the leading cultural critic on race, class, and gender for a new generation. When a heated exchange between the two women goes viral, one of the women finds herself ill-equipped to manage her message in the social media era.

Flip through photos of the show below:

The production features scenic design by Tony winner Clint Ramos, costume design by Jacob A. Climer, lighting design by Jiyoun Chang, sound design by Broken Chord, projection design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, and casting by Telsey + Company/Adam Caldwell, CSA, William Cantler, CSA, Karyn Casl, CSA. The production stage manager is Alex H. Hajjar, and the stage manager is Ayisha Hunt.

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