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121 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014

Upcoming Highlights

  • Charm

    Opens Aug 31

  • Schoolgirls; or, The African Mean Girls Play

    Opens Nov 02

  • Relevance

    Opens Feb 01, 2018

  • Transfers

    Opens Apr 05, 2018

  • Reasons to be Pretty Happy

    Opens Aug 16, 2018


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.


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.​


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.

Reasons to be Pretty Happy

August 16-September 23, 2018

The long-awaited sequel to Neil LaBute's acclaimed relationship dramas Reasons To Be Pretty and Reasons To Be Happy, this new drama picks up where we last saw Greg and Steph, with their tumultuous relationship having now mellowed after five years in New York City. Heading back to their blue-collar home town for a long-planned school reunion, they must now meet the two friends that they left behind. Reasons to Be Pretty Happy examines the long-term effects that our choices and sacrifices make, and whether or not our two heroes have finally discovered happiness.


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