Actors have a full range of superstitious pre-show rituals, from tarring and feathering the first person to say “good luck” to prank-calling the prime minister of Japan. Enjoy the thespian rewards of these rituals with today’s Groupon, which gets you a ticket to the MCC Theater production of The Break of Noon at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Following the Tony-nominated Best Play production of his Reasons to Be Pretty, playwright Neil LaBute returns with this dark, religious-themed production starring David Duchovny and Amanda Peet. Duchovny—best known for chasing down aliens in the hit musical Mr. Smith Goes to Washington—stars as an average chap who sees the face of God after a horrific office shooting, becoming an unlikely modern-day prophet. Choose from the following dates and showtimes:
- Sunday, November 7 at 3 p.m.
- Sunday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 9 at 7 p.m.
- Friday, November 12 at 8 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 16 at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, November 20 at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, November 20 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, November 21 at 3 p.m.
- Sunday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, November 26 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, November 27 at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, November 27 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, November 28 at 3 p.m.
- Sunday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Liev Schreiber. Laurie Metcalf. David Duchovny. Kathleen Turner. These are just a handful of the lauded actors who have graced MCC Theater's productions throughout the years. Surprisingly, the company didn't start with its eyes trained on the stars with the highest wattage—the founders came together in 1986 to create a workshop-like space to develop their own artistic voices as actors, directors, and writers. After the peer-led classes proved fruitful, they staged showcases and later full-scale off-Broadway productions that attracted the talents of renowned artists. Today, MCC continues to produce buzzed-about works that tackle ethical dilemmas and world premieres by playwrights on the rise.