Krysten Ritter Cast in MCC Benefit Run of Neil LaBute's The Heart of the Matter | Playbill

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News Krysten Ritter Cast in MCC Benefit Run of Neil LaBute's The Heart of the Matter The Heart of the Matter, a collection of short plays by Reasons to Be Pretty Tony nominee Neil LaBute, will be presented as a benefit for MCC Theater in mid-June.

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Carolyn Cantor (Regrets, In A Dark Dark House) will direct the June 13-16 performances at the Lucille Lortell Theatre, which will feature Krysten Ritter ("Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23," All New People).

Additional casting will be announced shortly.

Here's how it's billed: "When acclaimed playwright-provocateur Neil LaBute turns his acid wit to affairs of the heart, one thing is certain...there will be blood! Passion, emotion, sexual negotiation, and infidelity all converge in this collection of recent one-act plays, each featuring a pair of lovers in crisis. The Heart of the Matter is an attempt to comprehend the true nature of love (or at least the fallout it can leave behind)."

Proceeds will support MCC Theater's Playwrights' Coalition program, free PlayLab reading series and literary development activities.

Tickets, priced between $39 and $99, may be purchased by visiting or by calling (212) 352-3101. The Lucille Lortel Theatre is located at 121 Christopher Street.

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