| Open: 09/10/08 Close: 11/08/08
MCC's World Premiere Production of Michael Weller's Fifty Words, under the direction of Austin Pendleton, has been extended Off Broadway. Performances of the two-character play began at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on September 10 and the show's stars Norbert Leo Butz and Elizabeth Marvel were showered with rave reviews following its October 1 opening.
In Fifty Words, something's gone awry behind the idyllic façade 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.
"Norbert Leo Butz and Elizabeth Marvel are
two of the FINEST AMERICAN STAGE STARS of their generation.
They're SO GOOD, SO specifically REAL, you find yourself wanting to leap onto the stage and, depending on the moment, hold or hit them!" - The New York Times
"SMART, SLEEK and RIVETING! A MASTER CLASS in what to do on stage." - NY1 News
"BLISTERING and HIGHLY THEATRICAL. Butz and Marvel are a pair of SUPERB actors willing to take intense emotional and physical leaps into scary, take-no-prisoners territory." - Associated Press