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MTC's WE LIVE HERE Ends Extended Engagement on Sunday, Nov 6

Manhattan Theatre Club

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

WE LIVE HERE

ENDS LIMITED ENGAGEMENT THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6

AT MTC AT NEW YORK CITY CENTER – STAGE I (131 WEST 55TH STREET)

“Explosive and Funny! We Live Here announces the arrival
of a bold, ambitious voice in playwright Zoe Kazan.”

– Thom Geier, Entertainment Weekly

{module ad_left_body}Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of WE LIVE HERE, the new play by Zoe Kazan, directed by Sam Gold will end its limited engagement at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street) on Sunday, November 6. When it ends its run, it will have played 22 previews and 31 regular performances.

WE LIVE HERE features Mark Blum (After the Revolution, Twelve Angry Men), Jessica Collins (AMC’s “Rubicon,” Pygmalion), Betty Gilpin (MTC’s That Face, The Language Archive), Amy Irving (The Coast of Utopia, Adam), Oscar Isaac (Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, MTC’s Beauty of the Father), and Jeremy Shamos (Clybourne Park, MTC’s Reckless).

Allie Bateman’s (Jessica Collins) wedding to Sandy (Jeremy Shamos) is Sunday. When Dinah (Betty Gilpin), her precocious younger sister, returns to their parents’ (Mark Blum and Amy Irving) home for the festivities, she brings more than anyone expected: a new boyfriend (Oscar Isaac), whose hidden history resurrects passions and painful memories for the whole family. Over one emotionally charged weekend, the Batemans must acknowledge and accept loss to gain hope for regeneration. Zoe Kazan, one of New York’s most acclaimed young actors, returns to Manhattan Theatre Club for her New York playwriting debut with this world premiere MTC-commissioned play — an incisive and beautifully rendered portrait of a contemporary family coming together through grief and celebration.

WE LIVE HERE was commissioned by MTC through the Bank of America New American Play Program and is the recipient of a 2011 Edgerton New American Play Award.

Below is a sampling of what some critics had to say about the production:

We Live Here reveals Ms. Kazan’s talent as a writer

of believable dialogue with a feel for naturalistic drama.”

  – Charles Isherwood, New York Times

We Live Here signals good things ahead for actress and playwright Zoe Kazan. She recognizes how the idiosyncrasies of relatives can drive us

absolutely crazy and how families really interact.”

  – Mark Kennedy, Associated Press

“Amy Irving is ever charming.”

  – Marilyn Stasio, Variety

“Mark Blum is wonderful.”

  – Chris Kompanek, Theatermania

“Jessica Collins is excellent.”

  – Mark Kennedy, Associated Press

“Betty Gilpin gives an especially watchable performance.”

  – Michael Sommers, New Jersey Newsroom

“Oscar Isaac is excellent.”

  – Charles Isherwood, New York Times

“Jeremy Shamos is winning.”

  – David Cote, Time Out New York

“Gold, who captured the rhythms of everyday life so accurately in Circle Mirror Transformation and The Aliens, performs similar feats of verisimilitude.”

– David Sheward, Backstage

The creative team for WE LIVE HERE includes: John Lee Beatty (scenic design), David Zinn (costume design), Ben Stanton (lighting design), Ryan Rumery (sound design), and Thomas Schall (fight direction).

WE LIVE HERE started previews Thursday, September 22 and opened on Wednesday, October 12.

For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

TICKETING INFORMATION FOR WE LIVE HERE:

  • Tickets for WE LIVE HERE are available via the New York City Center Box Office (131 West 55th Street), CityTix® (212-581-1212) and www.nycitycenter.org.
  • Tickets for WE LIVE HERE are $80.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Please note WE LIVE HERE is dark on Mondays:

  • THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.

 

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