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121 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014

Upcoming Highlights

  • The End of Longing

    Opens May 18

  • Charm

    Opens Aug 31

  • Schoolgirls; or, The African Mean Girls Play

    Opens Nov 02

  • Relevance

    Opens Feb 01, 2018

  • Transfers

    Opens Apr 05, 2018

The End of Longing

May 18-June 24, 2017

Matthew Perry, best known for his stint as a loveable neurotic in a small sitcom called Friends, brings his first play to New York after 2016's London debut. A dark comedy about four broken souls who set out to shatter their demons once and for all, expect Perry's trademark wit to shine through in this bittersweet story of yearning and attempted recovery, directed by Lindsay Posner.

Charm

August 31-October 8, 2017

Part of the 2017/18 MCC Theater season, this New York premiere is one of five plays that explores social issues of those most excluded from the mainstream. Charm by Philip Dawkins first premiered at Chicago's Northlight Theatre in 2015, and is based on a true story; that of a 67 year-old black transgender woman who starts her very own Emily Post-style etiquette classes at a community college. Inspired by a 2012 feature on Miss Gloria Allen and her work with trans youths in the Tribune, the play has been well-received by LGBTQ groups and the wider press.

Schoolgirls; or, The African Mean Girls Play

November 2-December 10, 2017

A world premiere play by Ghanaian-American writer and actress Jocelyn Bioh and helmed by "Indecent" director Rebecca Taichman, we explore the hilariously catty and cloistered life at a prestigious private boarding school in 1985 Ghana. When the beautiful but malicious queen bee Paulina harbors desires to enter (and win) the Miss Universe pageant, she finds competition from an unlikely newcomer to her outrage. A witty satire on issues facing young women across the world, this marks the MCC Theater season of plays exploring social issues outside the normal status quo.

Relevance

February 1-March 11, 2018

​We've seen it countless times on Twitter already; feminist juggernaut comes up against an up-and-coming activist in public, and the feminist world becomes divided. JC Lee's searing indictment of the limits of social media, the rush to jump to conclusions and the schisms within the feminist movement will be helmed by Liesl Tommy as part of MCC Theater's dynamic 2017/18 season in February 2018.​

Transfers

April 5-May 13, 2018

An exciting new season at MCC Theater beckons for 2017/18 with a new roster of new plays. Exploring a myriad of social issues within the series, Transfers takes a look at the trajectories of two gifted, but impoverished students from the South Bronx, who find themselves running against each other for a prestigious scholarship at an elite university. But when they find themselves on the same campus visit, they are both forced to reconcile their humble backgrounds with the extreme privilege on show around them.

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