MCC Theater: 2015-2016 Season announced


MCC Theater has announced three of the four productions scheduled for its 2015/2016 Season. All three are New York premieres and will be staged at off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre. The plays will be presented in the following season order:

The comedy The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez, directed by Mike Donahue, will begin previews on 20 August 2015, with an official opening on 9 September and a limited run through to 27 September 2015.
Synopsis: "How can an Elvis impersonator become a winning drag queen in the Florida Panhandle? With an empty bank account and a pregnant wife, Casey's going to have to answer that question fast in this music-filled comedy about finding your true voice."

Next, the drama Lost Girls by John Pollono, directed by Jo Bonney, will begin previews on 22 October 2015, with an official opening on 9 November and a limited run through to 29 November 2015.
Synopsis: "When their seventeen-year-old daughter goes missing during a winter storm, Maggie and Lou - former high school sweethearts, now divorced - are forced to confront the legacy of their past decisions. Lost Girls is a hard-hitting drama about a blue-collar family struggling to rise above their limited prospects to prevent history from repeating itself."

Finally, Smokefall by Noah Haidle, directed by Anne Kauffman, will begin previews on 3 February 2016, with an official opening on 22 February and a limited run through to 13 March 2016.
Synopsis: "Magical realism collides with manic vaudeville in a family drama unlike any you've ever seen. The Twins swap philosophy while awaiting their birth, Beauty eats dirt and doesn't speak, Father is about to drive away and never return, and a man named Footnote acts as our guide. Whipping from astonishing tenderness to profound humor and back again, this wholly original play uncovers the extraordinary family connections we all stretch and warp across the years but can never quite break."

The fourth production of the season, which will be a comedy and will be announced at a later date, is scheduled to run at the Lucille Lortel Theatre from 19 May to 25 June 2016.

- by Tom Millward