Alfred Hitchcock once said, "Drama is life with the dull bits cut out," which explains his penchant for casting crust-less sandwiches in every leading role. Chew on exciting art with today's Groupon: for $32, you get one ticket to see MCC Theater's production of Jeff Talbott's The Submission at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (up to a $65 value). This Groupon is valid for rear-orchestra-level seating. Choose from the following performances:
- Thursday, September 8 at 8 p.m.
- Friday, September 9 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, September 10 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, September 11 at 3 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 14 at 7 p.m.
- Friday, September 16 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, September 17 at 2 p.m.
- Sunday, September 18 at 3 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 21 at 7 p.m.
MCC Theater strives to stimulate audiences and enrich off-Broadway discourse with polished, provocative productions. Yale School of Drama alum Jeff Talbott received a Laurents-Hatcher Award for his play The Submission, a tale about a playwright who finds himself buried in a pile of misleading pen names and invisible socks. For his own playwriting debut, Talbott partnered with Tony Award–winning director Walter Bobbie, who shepherds the four-player cast through the meditation on ambition and identity politics with the ease of a hot knife amputating a butter sculpture's leg. Tony Award nominee and Glee heartthrob Jonathan Groff broods as the duplicitous author, and Rutina Wesley escapes the vampiric clutches of HBO series True Blood to fret and strut through the show's 100 minutes.
Ticketing agents at the Lucille Lortel Theatre assign seats upon arrival, directing visitors to their reserved chairs. The Lortel's intimate, nearly 200-seat theater exposes viewers to an actor's subtle shifts in expression when they find out that the box-office manager has eaten their mom's homemade brownies.
MCC Theater offers $20 tickets to patrons under the age of 30 as well as student rush tickets in limited quantities for each performance. Be sure to check online availability to ensure you're getting the best deal.
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.
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