Young Jean Lee's We're Gonna Die Begins Limited Run at LCT3's Claire Tow Theater Sept. 12 | Playbill

News Young Jean Lee's We're Gonna Die Begins Limited Run at LCT3's Claire Tow Theater Sept. 12
Obie Award-winning playwright Young Jean Lee brings her solo song cycle, We're Gonna Die, to Lincoln Center Theater's Claire Tow Theater for a limited four-performance engagement beginning Sept. 12.

Paul David Young
Paul David Young

The Claire Tow, which serves as the home of Lincoln Center Theater's new works-initiative LCT3, hosts the production through Sept. 15. Lee won a 2011 Obie Award for the darkly comic piece, which premiered at Joe's Pub in 2011 as part of the 13P playwrights collective.

We're Gonna Die is written and performed by Lee, with music by the band Future Wife, choreography by Faye Driscoll and direction by Paul Lazar. Future Wife consists of musicians Mike Hanf, Andrew Hoepfner, Nick Jenkins and Ben Kupstas.

The piece is billed as a "life-affirming show about the thing everyone has in common: WE'RE GONNA DIE. You may be miserable, but you won't be alone."

Lee is currently under commission from Lincoln Center Theater, Playwrights Horizons and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She serves as artistic director of the Young Jean Lee Theatre Company, and has directed the plays The Shipment; Church; Pullman, WA; Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven; The Appeal; and Groundwork of Metaphysic Morals. Her adaptation of Lear played an extended run at Soho Rep in 2010.

For tickets, priced $20, visit


LCT3 "was established in 2008 as a programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists as well as developing new audiences." Since its inception, LCT3 has presented nine productions at The Duke on 42nd Street. All tickets to all LCT3 productions are $20.

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