Sunday, February 13, 2011

Thurs, Feb 17 @ 6:30 P.M: MCC Theater's World Premiere of "THE OTHER PLACE" with Sharr White & actress, Laurie Metcalf at The Drama Book Shop

Join us for a reading from Sharr White's new play "The Other Place." Emmy award winner, Laurie Metcalf will join for the reading. Book signing to follow.

About the Play:
Just as Juliana Smithton's research leads to a potential breakthrough in Alzheimer treatment drugs, her life takes a disorienting turn. During a lecture to colleagues at an exclusive beach resort, she glimpses an enigmatic young woman in a yellow bikini amidst the crowd of business suits. One step at a time, a mystery unravels as contradictory evidence, blurred truth and fragmented memories collide in a cottage on the windswept shores of Cape Cod.

Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf (November, Roseanne) teams up with Tony Award winning director Joe Mantello (The Pride, Glengarry Glen Ross) for this new emotional thriller by fast-rising playwright Sharr White. For more info: http://www.mcctheater.org

Sharr White's Sunlight premiered at Marin Theatre Company (Jasson Minidakis, dir.) in January 2010; was commissioned by South Coast Repertory; developed at SCR's 2008 Pacific Playwrights Festival (David Emmes, dir.) and Marin's NuWerkz series; and was a participant in the National New Play Network's Continued Life Fund. White's Six Years premiered at the 2006 Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville (Hal Brooks, dir.). White's other plays include Iris Fields (Key West Theatre Festival, Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab-Anne Kaufman, dir.); The Escape Velocity of Savages (Dr. Henry and Lillian Nesburn Award as part of the Julie Harris Award in Playwriting); and Satellites of the Sun (finalist, Princess Grace Award). White is the recipient of a 2006 New York Foundation For the Arts Fellowship (Six Years); and Marin Theatre Company's 2009 Skye Cooper New American Play Prize (Sunlight). The Other Place was developed at The Lark Play Development Center in New York; The Jar reading series in Los Angeles; The Black Swan reading series at Oregon Shakespeare Festival; and was the winner of the 2010 Playwrights First award. White is currently working on a new commission from South Coast Repertory.

Laurie Metcalf (actor) Broadway: Brighton Beach Memoirs, November, My Thing of Love. Metcalf has also appeared in A Lie of the Mind, Balm in Gileadat the Circle Rep, for which she received Drama Desk, Obie and Theatre World Awards. An ensemble member at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company since 1976, Metcalf is the recipient of seven Joseph Jefferson Awards and two L.A. Ovation Awards. Metcalf won three Emmy awards for her role as 'Jackie Harris' on "Roseanne." She was also nominated for an Emmy, for her work on "Desperate Housewives." Film: Internal Affairs, Desperately Seeking Susan, Toy Story, Bulworth and Leaving Las Vegas.

Six Years
by Sharr White
Acting Edition. $8.95

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