Genre: Other
Written by Neil LaBute

MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, Artistic Directors; William Cantler, Associate Artistic Director; Blake West, Executive Director) presents Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute’s three special benefit staged readings of his previously unseen ‘shorts’ series, Filthy Talk for Troubled Times: Scenes of Intolerance, featuring Bobby Cannavale, Johnny Galecki, Josh Hamilton, Julia Stiles, Alice Eve, Justin Long and T.R. Knight. The readings will take place on Thursday, June 3, Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5, 2010, 7:00 p.m., at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC).  Proceeds will benefit MCC Theater’s Playwrights’ Coalition program, free PlayLab reading series, and literary development activities.    

“America’s reigning misanthrope” (The Village Voice) Neil LaBute gets down and dirty once more in Filthy Talk for Troubled Times.  Sex, sexism, bigotry and even “Frank f----n’ Sinatra” are all given the one-two punch in this finely fused attack on the degraded rubble we sometimes call American culture.  Internationally renowned for his darkly-comic morality plays (Some Girl(s), Fat Pig), and fresh off the Tony Award-nominated Broadway run of Reasons to Be Pretty, Neil LaBute returns to MCC Theater to direct his latest provocation for three benefit performances only.

The Thursday, June 3 performance will include an exclusive post-show celebration with members of the company.  Specially-priced tickets for this celebration event can be purchased by contacting the MCC Development Department at (212) 727-7722 ext. 233

Open:   06/03/10
Close:   06/05/10

Thurs. 6/3, Fri. 6/4, Sat. 6/5 at 7:00PM
Theater:   Lucille Lortel Theatre
Address:   121 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
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