Divorce, Nevada Style: Matt Charman's Regrets Will Get World Premiere by Manhattan Theatre Club | Playbill

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News Divorce, Nevada Style: Matt Charman's Regrets Will Get World Premiere by Manhattan Theatre Club Manhattan Theatre Club announced on Sept. 6 that its 2011-12 season will be completed by the world-premiere production of British playwright Matt Charman's Regrets, a drama about men gathering at a Nevada ranch as they seek divorces in the 1950s.

Matt Charman
Matt Charman

Cast and creative team for the Off-Broadway run will be announced. Performances will begin March 1, 2012, at New York City Center Stage I on West 55th Street. Opening night is March 20.

This marks the New York City debut of the young playwright. The drama is described this way by MTC: "Caleb Farley is the youngest man ever to show up at Mrs. Duke's cabins, a ramshackle retreat in the Nevada desert and one of the few places men can go to secure a quick divorce in 1950s America. Caleb claims he fled his Hollywood home for the same reason as the other men in camp — to shed the lives and wives they've known, and loved, to begin anew. But in an era of heightened fears and political distrust, accusations that Caleb is hiding more than just a broken heart test each man's loyalty — to country and to one another. This fascinating new drama is an uncommon tale of friendship, loss and finding the courage of one's convictions."

As previously announced, MTC's Broadway theatre, the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, will house the Broadway premiere of Venus in Fur by David Ives, directed by Walter Bobbie and starring Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy; the Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit by Margaret Edson, directed by Lynne Meadow and starring Cynthia Nixon; and the world premiere of The Columnist by David Auburn, directed by Daniel Sullivan and starring John Lithgow.

At New York City Center Stage I, MTC will offer We Live Here, a world-premiere play by Zoe Kazan, directed by Sam Gold, featuring Mark Blum, Jessica Collins, Betty Gilpin, Amy Irving, Oscar Isaac and Jeremy Shamos; and Close Up Space, a world-premiere play by Molly Smith Metzler, directed by Leigh Silverman, featuring Michael Chernus and David Hyde Pierce.

For more information on MTC, visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

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