The intellectual playfulness of Relevance, which opened Sunday night at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, has a whisper of Stoppard about it, in that it is a play about ideas and words and their relevance — which could sound stuffy, but plays with enormous vitality.
MCC Theater continues its 2017-2018 Off-Broadway season with the world premiere of JC Lee's Relevance, directed by Tony Award nominee Liesl Tommy.
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Theresa Hanneck is a celebrated author and veteran feminist warrior; Msemaji Ukweli is a promising young writer who is quickly becoming the leading cultural critic on race, class, and gender for a new generation. When a heated exchange between the two women goes viral, Theresa finds herself ill-equipped to manage her message in the era of 140 character tweets-especially against a rival whose time may have come. A collision of ideals within the feminist movement propels this riveting drama from breathless start to surprising finish.