Fifty Words extends its run by two weeks and will now play through to 8 Nov
MCC Theater has extended the run of Michael Wellerï¿½s 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, somethingï¿½s gone very wrong behind the idyllic faï¿½ade of Jan and Adamï¿½s Brooklyn brownstone. At 9:10 p.m., theyï¿½re reveling in the freedom of having waved off their young son, Greg, to a neighborhood sleepover. By 9:15 p.m., theyï¿½re 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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