MCC Theater's Seared, starring Raúl Esparza & Krysta Rodriguez, extends for a third time
The New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Seared will now play its final performance at MCC Theater on December 22, 2019.
MCC Theater has confirmed a third extension for its current New York premiere of Seared, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist and two-time Emmy Award nominee Theresa Rebeck and directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel. Seared began previews at the Susan and Ronald Frankel Theater within the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space on October 3, 2019, ahead of an official opening on October 28 (read our 4* review), and was originally scheduled to run through November 10, 2019. After an initial extension through December 1 and a second extension through December 15, 2019, the production will now close on December 22, 2019.
Synopsis: "Seared is a new fit-for-foodies comedy. Brilliant, hot-headed chef Harry scores a mention in a food magazine with his signature scallops, and his business partner Mike finally sees profits within reach. The only problem is Harry refuses to recreate his masterpiece for the masses. Mix in a shrewd restaurant consultant with a waiter with dreams of his own and it all goes to hell in this hilarious and insightful new play that asks us to consider where art ends and commerce begins. You’ve never seen (or smelled) a production quite like this."
Audience members are up close to the action of the onstage, working kitchen in the intimate setting of the Susan and Ronald Frankel Theater.
The cast of Seared includes W. Tré Davis (as Rodney), four-time Tony Award nominee Raúl Esparza (as Harry), David Mason (as Mike), and Krysta Rodriguez (as Emily).
Mr. Davis has previously appeared off-Broadway for such institutions as the Public's Shakespeare in the Park, Signature Theatre, Ars Nova, and the National Black Theatre among others. Mr. Esparza is a Broadway veteran and has earned Tony Award nominations for his performances in Speed-the-Plow, The Homecoming, Company, and Taboo. His other Broadway credits include Leap of Faith, Arcadia, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Rocky Horror Show, and Cabaret. Mr. Mason previously made his off-Broadway debut in Trick Or Treat at 59E59 Theaters. And Ms. Rodriguez is a Broadway favorite whose credits include Spring Awakening, First Date, The Addams Family, In the Heights, A Chorus Line, and Good Vibrations.
The creative team behind Seared features scenic design by Tim Mackabee, costume design by Tilly Grimes, lighting design by David Weiner, and sound design by Palmer Hefferan.
Seared previously staged its world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in July 2018.
Seared Tickets are available now.
(Photo by Joan Marcus)