Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties

Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties

MCC Theater presents the New York premiere of Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties, a new comedy written by Jen Silverman and directed by Mike Donahue, at off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre.

NOTE: The full title of the play is Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties; In Essence, A Queer and Occasionally Hazardous Exploration; Do You Remember When You Were In Middle School And You Read About Shackleton And How He Explored the Antarctic? Imagine the Antarctic As a Pussy and It’s Sort of Like That.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
1hr 30mins (no intermission)
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About Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties:

Meet five different women named Betty: one rich, one lonely, one charismatic, one lovelorn, and one who keeps working on her truck. Oh, and one has decided to stage a production of that play-within-a-play by… that old English guy, what's his name? Ah, forget it. In Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties, five women collide at the intersection of rage, love, and the “thea-tah,” provoking each other to take a look in the mirror and face the person they didn’t know they could be. This New York premiere comedy invites us all to be a little braver, live a little louder, laugh a little harder, and unleash our inner Betty.

Jen Silverman
MCC Theater
Mike Donahue
Jen Schriever
Palmer Hefferan
Dane Laffrey
Dede Ayite
Cast list:
Dana Delany (Betty 1), Lea DeLaria (Betty 4), Adina Verson (Betty 2), Ana Villafañe (Betty 3), and Chaunté Wayans (Betty 5)
Other info:
Projection Design by Caite Hevner
Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
August 16, 2018
Opening date: 
September 12, 2018
October 7, 2018

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Lucille Lortel Theatre

121 Christopher Street (between Hudson and Bleecker Street), New York, NY 10014
Nearest subway station:
Christopher Street Station

Our Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties Review

Jen Silverman’s Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties is as smart and unflinching as it is funny. The New York premiere is a riveting rollercoaster, powered by the sensitive direction of Mike Donahue, and the dazzling performances of all 5 Betties. Bravo to MCC Theater for picking a winner, and to canny audiences who look to Off-Broadway for their theater choices.