Amanda Peet and Laurie Metcalf Will Lead LaBute and White Plays Off-Broadway

News   Amanda Peet and Laurie Metcalf Will Lead LaBute and White Plays Off-Broadway
MCC Theater has announced that Amanda Peet and Laurie Metcalf will join upcoming productions of The Break of Noon and The Other Place, respectively, Off-Broadway this season.

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Peet, who last appeared on the New York stage in Barefoot in the Park on Broadway, will join David Duchovny ("Californication, "X-Files") for Neil LaBute's The Break of Noon, which begins performances Oct. 28 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Jo Bonney (Some Girl(s), Fat Pig) will direct the world-premiere drama, which will officially open Nov. 15 and run through Dec. 12.

As previously reported, Duchovny will make his stage debut as John (a man who sees the face of God during a gruesome office shooting) opposite Peet in the dual roles of John's wife Ginger and Ginger’s cousin Jesse.

"Amidst the chaos and horror of the worst office shooting in American history, John Smith sees the face of God," read MCC notes. "His modern-day revelation creates a maelstrom of disbelief among everyone he knows. A newcomer to faith, John urgently searches for a modern response to the age-old question: at what cost salvation?"

After starring Off-Broadway in A Lie of the Mind and on Broadway in Brighton Beach Memoirs this past season, Metcalf has signed to lead the cast of Sharr White’s The Other Place in early 2011. Tony-winning director Joe Mantello (Glengarry Glen Ross, Take Me Out) will stage the New York premiere of the work that will play the Lortel March 10-April 24, 2011. An official opening night is set for March 28, 2011.

According to MCC, "Just as Juliana Smithton’s research leads to a potential breakthrough in Alzheimer treatment drugs, her life takes a disorienting turn. During a lecture to colleagues at an exclusive beach resort, she glimpses an enigmatic young woman in a yellow bikini amidst the crowd of business suits. One step at a time, a mystery unravels as contradictory evidence, blurred truth and fragmented memories collide in a cottage on the windswept shores of Cape Cod." Casting and dates of production have not been revealed for the previously announced production of Michael Weller’s Side Effects, which picks up where his play Fifty Words left off. The work will be the final presentation of MCC's 2010-2011 season.

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