The Break of Noon to star David Duchovny




David Duchovny (“The X-Files,” “Californication”) will make his New York stage debut in the world premiere production of Neil LaBute’s The Break of Noon, beginning performances at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on 29 Oct 2010.

The Break of Noon is being produced by MCC Theater, in a co-production with the Geffen Playhouse. After its New York run the production will play at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles from 25 Jan 2011. The Los Angeles production will feature a different cast to the New York run.

Further production details for the New York run are still to be announced.

In LaBute’s newest play, Duchovny will star as 'John Smith,' a man who, amidst the chaos and horror of the worst office shooting in American history, sees the face of God. His modern-day revelation creates a maelstrom of disbelief among everyone he knows. A newcomer to faith, John urgently searches for a modern response to the age-old question: at what cost salvation?

The Break of Noon marks Neil LaBute’s seventh collaboration with MCC Theater as Playwright-in-Residence, following the 2009 Tony Award-nominated Best Play, 'Reasons to be Pretty,' and is his fourth collaboration with the Geffen Playhouse. Renowned for his darkly-comic morality plays ('The Shape of Things,' 'In a Dark Dark House'), he teams up again with longtime collaborator, director Jo Bonney ('Some Girl(s),' 'Fat Pig'), for this exploration of the daunting, sometimes harrowing process of “finding religion.”

David Duchovny