Begins Sep. 19, 2015
By Sam Shepard
Directed by Daniel Aukin
Starring Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell
Presented in Association with Williamstown Theatre Festival
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Beaten down by ill-fated love and a ruthless struggle for identity, can they ultimately live with, or without, each other? Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony Award winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.
FOOL FOR LOVE is presented in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director).
Begins Sep. 29, 2015
World Premiere Comedy By David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by David Hyde Pierce
Starring Marylouise Burke and Mary Louise Wilson
David Lindsay-Abaire, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Rabbit Hole, Fuddy Meers, and Good People, returns to MTC with RIPCORD, a high-stakes comedy about two women of a certain age locked in a no-holds-barred battle to the death directed by Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce.
A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby (Tony Award winner Mary Louise Wilson) is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn (frequent Lindsay-Abaire collaborator and Drama Desk Award winner Marylouise Burke), she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden. As heartfelt as it is deliciously inappropriate, this hilarious world premiere marks the author’s sixth collaboration with MTC.
Begins Nov. 10, 2015
World Premiere Comedy By Nick Jones
Directed by Moritz Von Stuelpnagel
IMPORTANT HATS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY spins the rip-roaring tale of Sam Greevy, the hottest fashion designer in 1930’s New York... that is, until rival Paul Roms starts releasing strange but popular pieces like “sweatshirts,” “tracksuits” and “skater pants.” When Greevy’s minions break into Roms’s shady operation, they make a startling discovery that could explain from where—or should we say from when?—these avant-garde ensembles are coming. Soon, this rivalry turns into a battle for the very future of humankind - and more importantly - fashion!
Emmy nominated playwright Nick Jones (“Orange Is the New Black,” The Coward, Trevor, Jollyship the Whiz-Bang) and acclaimed director Moritz Von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God, Verité) team up, for this whip-smart, epic, and utterly insane new comedy.
Begins Dec. 28, 2015
By Richard Greenberg
Directed by Lynne Meadow
Starring Linda Lavin
Tony® and two-time Golden Globe® winner Linda Lavin (Collected Stories, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife) returns to MTC in OUR MOTHER’S BRIEF AFFAIR, a new play making its New York premiere. From the team behind The Assembled Parties – Tony-winning writer Richard Greenberg (Three Days of Rain, Take Me Out) and award-winning MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Commons of Pensacola, Wit) – this innovative new work challenges us to look at who our parents are when they're not being our parents.
On the verge of death for the umpteenth time, Anna (Linda Lavin) makes a shocking confession to her grown children: an affair from her past that just might have resonance beyond the family. But how much of what she says is true? While her children try to separate fact from fiction, Anna fights for a legacy she can be proud of. With razor-sharp wit and extraordinary insight, OUR MOTHER’S BRIEF AFFAIR considers the sweeping, surprising impact of indiscretions both large and small.
Begins May 3, 2016
By Nick Payne
Directed by Doug Hughes
Nick Payne, the acclaimed writer who brought you the sold-out Broadway sensation CONSTELLATIONS, returns to Manhattan Theatre Club with INCOGNITO, an "astonishing and original" (The Telegraph) American premiere play.
A pathologist steals the brain of Albert Einstein; a neuropsychologist embarks on her first romance with another woman; a seizure patient forgets everything but how much he loves his girlfriend. INCOGNITO braids these mysterious stories into one breathtaking whole that asks whether memory and identity are nothing but illusions. Directed by Tony® winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Outside Mullingar, The City of Conversation), INCOGNITO takes us into the last uncharted realm—the mind.