Fifty Words delays opening due to cast injury

MCC Theater has announced that, due to injuries sustained this week by the two stars, a preview performance of Michael Weller�s new play Fifty Words, was cancelled (Wed 24 Sep) and the opening night has been moved. The opening night, originally scheduled for 28 Sep, has been rescheduled to 1 Oct 2008.

The two character play which includes a fair amount of physical action, co-stars Norbert Leo Butz and Elizabeth Marvel, and is directed by Austin Pendleton. Fifty Words began performances at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on 10 Sep and continues through to 25 Oct 2008.

MCC artistic directors Robert LuPone and Bernard Telsey said, "In order to give our cast time to heal properly, and to give the critics an opportunity to reschedule their tickets and file their reviews, we felt it best to cancel two press performances and delay the opening night."

In Fifty Words, something�s gone awry behind the idyllic fa�ade of Jan and Adam�s Brooklyn brownstone. At 9:10 p.m., they�re reveling in the freedom of having waved off their young son, Greg, to a neighborhood sleepover. By 9:30 p.m., things have gone, well�way past awry. Alternately funny and frightening, Fifty Words is an expansive look at modern marriage, as seen through the looking glass of one couple�s long night�s journey into day.

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