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Fifty Words extends its run by two weeks and will now play through to 8 Nov


MCC Theater has extended the run of Michael Weller�s new play, Fifty Words, by two weeks.

The play opened at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on 1 Oct 2008, following previews from 10 Sep 2008, for a limited run that was originally scheduled to end on 25 Oct 2008, but will now play through to 8 Nov 2008.

The show opened to mixed reviews: "Bruising domestic drama." (NY Times); "A smog of artificiality constantly hangs over the play." (NY Daily News); "Blistering, highly theatrical " (AP); "By turns truthful, bittersweet, and compelling, it's also flat, unsurprising, and not theatrical." (Back Stage).

In Fifty Words, something�s gone very wrong 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 9:15 p.m., they�re both in tears. By 9:25 p.m., things are way past tears.

The two character play co-stars Norbert Leo Butz and Elizabeth Marvel, and is directed by Austin Pendleton.

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