MCC 2009-10 season to present 3 works: Still Life, The Pride & Family Week


MCC Theater has announced the new plays that will comprise its upcoming 2009-10 season. Following a banner year featuring two World Premieres, a Broadway transfer of the company�s production of 'Reasons To Be Pretty' and a first ever musical offering, 'Coraline,' the New York City theater company will again produce three works at Off Broadway�s Lucille Lortel Theatre.

The productions are Still Life by Alexander Dinelaris, The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell and Family Week by Beth Henley.

Casting and creative teams to be announced.

  • Still Life
    Playwright: Alexander Dinelaris
    Director: Will Frears
    Synopsis: With her star on the rise, photographer Carrie Ann inexplicably shuts down at the pinnacle of her career. Lost, and afraid to even pick up a camera, her sudden descent is interrupted by a whirlwind romance with Jeff, a trend analyst who becomes determined to help her move on, even while facing his own dark future.
    Dates: 16 Sep - 1 Nov 2009

  • The Pride
    Playwright: Alexi Kaye Campbell
    Synopsis: Oliver, Philip and Sylvia are caught in a kind of erotic time warp. Their complex love triangle, replete with conflicting loyalties and passions, jumps from 1958 to the present and back in a maelstrom of fantasy, repression and rebellion.
    Dates: 27 Jan - 14 Mar 2010

  • Family Week
    Playwright: Beth Henley
    Synopsis: A year after the death of her son, Claire checks into a recovery center in the desert, searching for a way to cope. When her mother, daughter and sister arrive to participate in 'family week,' long-dormant traumas collide with recent tragedies.
    Dates: 7 Apr - 23 May 2010

    �MCC is truly on a roll,� commented Bernard Telsey. �This season alone, we returned to Broadway and were so fortunate to have worked with such luminaries as Elizabeth Marvel, Norbert Leo Butz, Kathleen Turner and Charles Busch. To say nothing of the triumvirate of Leigh Silverman, Stephin Merritt and David Greenspan who brought us our wonderful production of Coraline that just extended its run down at the Lortel. I trust that next year will be a continuation of our winning streak with these great new plays and I�m delighted to welcome Jonathan Demme, Will Frears and Joe Mantello into the MCC family.�