MCC Theater presents Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties by Jen Silverman

Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties replaces Neil LaBute's Reasons to be Pretty Happy at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

Jen Silverman

Following MCC Theater's recent cancellation of Neil LaBute's Reasons to be Pretty Happy as part of the company's 2017-2018 off-Broadway season, MCC Theater will now present the New York premiere of Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties, a new comedy written by Jen Silverman and directed by Mike Donahue, which begins previews at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on August 16, 2018, ahead of an official opening on September 12 and a limited engagement through to September 23, 2018.

Synopsis: "Meet five different women named Betty: one rich, one lonely, one charismatic, one lovelorn, and one who keeps working on her truck. Oh, and one has decided to stage a production of that play-within-a-play by… that old English guy, what's his name? Ah, forget it. In Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties, five women collide at the intersection of rage, love, and the “thea-tah,” provoking each other to take a look in the mirror and face the person they didn’t know they could be. This New York premiere comedy invites us all to be a little braver, live a little louder, laugh a little harder, and unleash our inner Betty."

Casting and additional creative team information for Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties will be announced at a later date.

Please note: The full title of the play is Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties; In Essence, A Queer and Occasionally Hazardous Exploration; Do You Remember When You Were In Middle School And You Read About Shackleton And How He Explored the Antarctic? Imagine the Antarctic As a Pussy and It’s Sort of Like That.