Under the direction of Joe Mantello (Glengarry GLen Ross, Take Me Out), THE PRIDE features Hugh Dancy (Adam, Journey's End), Adam James (Last Chance Harvey), Andrea Riseborough (Happy Go Lucky) and Ben Whishaw (Bright Star, Brideshead Revisited). Ms. Riseborough and Mr. Whishaw are making their New York stage debuts.
Performances began last week at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, NYC) and continue through March 20, 2010. The show officially opened on Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. and BroadwayWorld.com was there!
In THE PRIDE, Oliver, Philip and Sylvia are caught in a kind of erotic time warp. Their complex love triangle, replete with conflicting loyalties and passions, jumps from 1958 to the present and back in a maelstrom of fantasy, repression and rebellion in this innovative new drama. After taking London by storm last season in an Olivier Award-winning production at the Royal Court, The Pride now makes its American premiere at MCC Theater.
Scenic Design will be by David Zinn (Xanadu), Costume Design by Mattie Ullrich (Naked Angels' Fault Lines), Lighting Design by Paul Gallo (recent Broadway revival of Pal Joey) and Sound Design by Jill DuBoff (After Miss Julie).
Performances are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the Lucille Lortel Box Office or via Ticket Central at www.ticketcentral.com or calling 212-279-4200.
MCC Theater is one of New York City's leading Off Broadway theater companies, committed to presenting New York and world premieres each season. For a complete production history, visit www.mcctheater.org.
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