As previously announced, the final show of MCC Theater's 2012-13 season will be Reasons to Be Happy (May 16 - June 23, 2013), written and directed by Neil LaBute, a companion piece to his reasons to be pretty (a 2009 Tony Award nominee for Best Play which originated Off-Broadway at MCC in 2008). Reasons to Be Happy picks up several years after the events of the first play with the same four conflicted, provocative characters. Casting for Reasons to Be Happy will be announced shortly, and tickets will go on sale March 11, 2013.
MCC Theater - founded in 1986 as Manhattan Class Company - is committed to developing and producing new work that challenges artists and rewards audiences. Our mission is carried out through an annual season of world, American, and New York premieres, literary development programs for emerging writers, and ground-breaking education programs that enable more than 1,000 New York City high school students to find - and use - their own unique voice each year through the creation and performance of original theater pieces. Notable MCC Theater highlights include: the New York premiere of The Other Place starring Laurie Metcalf (now on Broadway, extended through March 3, 2013); the 2008 Tony Award-nominated Reasons to Be Pretty by Neil LaBute, The Pride, Fifty Words, the 2004 Tony-winning production of Bryony Lavery's Frozen, Neil LaBute's Fat Pig, Rebecca Gilman's The Glory of Living, Marsha Norman's Trudy Blue, Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit, Tim Blake Nelson's The Grey Zone, Alan Bowne's Beirut, The Submission, winner of the inaugural Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award for new American plays, and last season's newly reworked and fully re-imagined production of Carrie, the musical. Over the years, the dedication to the work of new and emerging artists has earned MCC Theater a variety of awards.
For a complete production history, visit www.mcctheater.org.
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