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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Upcoming: The Assembled Parties


World premiere play by Richard GreenbergDirected by Lynne Meadow
with Jessica Hecht, Judith Light, Jeremy Shamos, Mark Blum, Lauren Blumenfeld, Alex DreierJake Silbermann andJonathan Walker
Tony winner Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, The American Plan) and MTC begin their 10th collaboration with the world-premiere production of THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES. MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (Wit, Collected Stories) directs the stellar cast that includes Tony nominee Jessica Hecht (A View from the Bridge, Harvey), Tony and 2-time Emmy winnerJudith Light (Other Desert Cities, Lombardi) and Tony nomineeJeremy Shamos (Glengarry Glen Ross, Clybourne Park). 
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES welcomes us to the world of the Bascovs, an Upper West Side Jewish family in 1980. In a sprawling Central Park West apartment, former movie star Julie Bascov and her sister-in-law Faye bring their families together for their traditional holiday dinner. But tonight, things are not usual. A houseguest has joined the festivities for the first time and he unwittingly - or perhaps by design - insinuates himself into the family drama. Twenty years later, as 2001 approaches, the Bascovs‘ seemingly picture-perfect life may be about to crumble. A stunning new play infused with humor, THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES is an incisive portrait of a family grasping for stability at the dawn of a new millennium.
Previews Begin: Thursday, March 21, 2013 
Opening Night: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tickets currently on sale for performances through: June 2, 2013

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