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'Defiance,' by John Patrick Shanley, is added to MTC's 2005 - 2006 season

Manhattan Theatre Club has added Defiance, a new play by John Patrick Shanley, to their 2005-2006 season. The production, directed by Doug Hughes, will open on the 28 Feb 2006 at City Center's Stage I, following previews from the 9 Feb 2006.

Defiance is set on a United States Marine Corps base in North Carolina in 1971. Two officers, one black and one white, are on a collision course over race, women, and the high cost of doing the right thing. The play is about power, love and responsibility � who has it, who wants it, and who deserves it.

Shanley and Hughes previously collaborated on Doubt, which premiered at Stage I at New York City Center during MTC�s 2004-2005 season. Doubt transferred to Broadway�s Walter Kerr Theatre, and won the Pulitzer Prize and four Tony Awards, including Best Play and Best Director.

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