MCC's The Nether extends limited run to 29 Mar 2015


MCC Theater has now announced a further one week extension for its New York Premiere of Jennifer Hayley's thriller The Nether, directed by Anne Kaufman, which officially opened on 24 February 2015, following previews from 4 February. The limited engagement will now conclude on 29 March 2015 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

The announcement comes on the heels of the play's Olivier Award nomination for Best New Play for its West End production, currently playing at the Duke of York's Theatre in London.

Synopsis: "There is a new immersive realm for the senses online, a virtual playground where those who plug in are coaxed into acting out their darkest fantasies – with no consequences in the 'real' world. Or so it seems…until a young female detective begins an investigation to determine if there is a point at which thought or intention may actually constitute a crime within -- and outside of -- this new frontier."

The cast of The Nether includes Emmy winner Merritt Wever (Detective Morris), Tony Winner Frank Wood (Sims/Papa), Tony nominee Peter Friedman (Doyle), Ben Rosenfield (Woodnut) and Sophia Anne Caruso (Iris).

The Nether is also playing a limited engagement in the West End's Duke of York's Theatre from 30 January to 25 April 2015, following its UK premiere at the Royal Court in July 2014. It received its world premiere in Spring 2013, produced by the Center Theatre Group at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles, where it won an Ovation Award for Best Original Play and an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Writing.

- by Tom Millward