Raúl Esparza, Krysta Rodriguez & more to star in Seared at MCC Theater

The New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Seared begins performances on October 3, 2019 at the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space.

Raúl Esparza & Krysta Rodriguez

MCC Theater has now announced complete casting for the upcoming 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.

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-PlowThe HomecomingCompany, and Taboo. His other Broadway credits include Leap of FaithArcadiaChitty Chitty Bang BangThe 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 AwakeningFirst DateThe Addams FamilyIn the HeightsA Chorus Line, and Good Vibrations.

As previously reportedSeared is scheduled to begin 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 and a limited run through November 10, 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 will be up close to the action of the onstage, working kitchen in the intimate setting of the Susan and Ronald Frankel Theater.

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 for performances from October 3 through November 10, 2019.

(Photos courtesy of MCC Theater)