Relevance, With Pascale Armand and Jayne Houdyshell, Begins Off-Broadway

Off-Broadway News   Relevance, With Pascale Armand and Jayne Houdyshell, Begins Off-Broadway
Two generations of feminists clash in JC Lee’s new play, directed by Liesl Tommy at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
Pascale Armand Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The world premiere of JC Lee’s Relevance begins previews February 2 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre Off-Broadway. Tony nominee Liesl Tommy directs a cast led by Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell and Pascale Armand, who star as two clashing feminist icons.

Jayne Houdyshell Monica Simoes

The MCC production of Relevance will officially open February 20. Completing the cast are Molly Camp (The Heiress), and Emmy Award nominee Richard Masur (Transparent, Orange Is the New Black).

In Relevance, an older feminist author goes head to head with 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 (Houdyshell) finds herself ill-equipped to manage her message in the social media era.

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. Production stage manager is Alex H. Hajjar and stage manager is Ayisha Hunt.

Performances of Relevance were previously scheduled to begin February 1 but were delayed to due logistical reasons.

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