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)
Categories: 
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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.

By:
Jen Silverman
Producer:
MCC Theater
Director:
Mike Donahue
Lighting:
Jen Schriever
Sound:
Palmer Hefferan
Design:
Dane Laffrey
Costume:
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
Closes: 
October 7, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday-7pm
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday-7pm
Thursday-8pm
Friday-7pm
Saturday--
Sunday3pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Lucille Lortel Theatre

Address:
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.