MTC presents world premiere of The Ruins of Civilization


Manhattan Theatre Club presents the world premiere of Penelope Skinner's thriller The Ruins of Civilization, directed by OBIE Award winner Leah C. Gardiner, which begins previews on 4 May 2016, before an official opening on 18 May at The Studio at Stage II at off-Broadway's New York City Center.

Synopsis: "Sometime in the future, Dolores and Silver are living their married life within the constraints and norms of a new world order. In an act of what seems like pure generosity, Dolores secretly opens their home to a stranger in need; but will she come to regret it? Can her actions have an impact or is it just too late? A bold world premiere thriller, The Ruins of Civilization explores our need for free will and connection, even in a world on the brink of extinction."

Casting and creative team information will be released at a later date.

Playwright Penelope Skinner was last represented off-Broadway by the 2014 MCC Theater production of 'The Village Bike.'

- by Tom Millward

Penelope Skinner