Fifty Words: Norbert Leo Butz is to star opposite Elizabeth Marvel

MCC Theater has announced that Tony Award-winner Norbert Leo Butz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) is to star opposite the previously announced Elizabeth Marvel in the World Premiere Production of Michael Weller�s Fifty Words, under the direction of Austin Pendleton.

Butz returns to the stage following his performance in last season�s Broadway production of the new Mark Twain play 'Is He Dead?' (2007), and he received a Tony Award for his portrayal of 'Freddy' in the musical 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' (2005).

The two-character play opens at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on 28 Sep 2008, following previews from 10 sep 2008, and running through to 28 September 2008.

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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