The Other Place, Starring Laurie Metcalf, Opens Off-Broadway March 28 | Playbill

News The Other Place, Starring Laurie Metcalf, Opens Off-Broadway March 28
Tony Award nominee Laurie Metcalf stars in the MCC Theater world premiere of Sharr White's The Other Place, the new thriller that officially opens March 28 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre following previews that began March 11.

Laurie Metcalf in The Other Place.
Laurie Metcalf in The Other Place. Photo by Joan Marcus

Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Other Desert Cities, Take Me Out) directs the production for MCC Theater; performances will continue through April 24.

Metcalf (November, A Lie of the Mind) is reunited with her Brighton Beach Memoirs co-star Dennis Boutsikaris in a cast that also features Aya Cash (Offices) and John Schiappa (Women on the Verge, Assassins).

Here's how MCC bills the premiere: "Just as Juliana Smithton's (Metcalf) research leads to a potential breakthrough in neurological medicine, her life takes a disorienting turn. During a lecture to colleagues at an exclusive beach resort, she glimpses anenigmatic young woman in a yellow bikini amidst the crowd of business suits. One step at a time, a mystery unravels as contradictory evidence, blurredtruth and fragmented memories collide in a cottage on the windswept shores of Cape Cod."

The Other Place has scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Dane Laffrey, lighting design by Justin Townsend, projection design by William Cusick and original music and sound design by Fitz Patton.

White's plays include Sunlight, Six Years, Iris Fields, Satellites of the Sun and The Escape Velocity of Savages. Read Playbill magazine's recent feature about director Joe Mantello.

For tickets, phone (212) 279-4200 or visit TicketCentral. The Lucille Lortel Theatre is located at 121 Christopher Street.

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Dennis Boutsikaris, Laurie Metcalf and Aya Cash
Dennis Boutsikaris, Laurie Metcalf and Aya Cash Photo by Joan Marcus

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