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2003-04 Season

The Violet Hour more info

The Violet Hour

Iron more info


Roses Dilemma more info

Rose's Dilemma

Drowning Crow more info

Drowning Crow

Between Us more info

Between Us

Sarah Sarah more info

Sarah, Sarah

Sight Unseen more info

Sight Unseen

“Never more so than now, MTC is making beautiful theatre, producing the hottest plays in town.”

—The New York Observer

The Violet Hour

Final performance was December 21st, 2003

By Richard Greenberg
Directed by Evan Yionoulis

with Mario Cantone, Dagmara Dominczyk, Scott Foley, Robert Sean Leonard, Robin Miles

A young publisher struggles to choose his next project while dealing with the appearance of a strange machine that spits out manuscript pages with information about his future.


Final performance was December 28th, 2003

By Rona Munro
Directed by Anna D. Shapiro

with John Curless, Jennifer Dundas, Lisa Emery, Susan Pourfar

A young woman resolves to see her mother for the first time in fifteen years hoping to remember her childhood and forge ahead with her life. Searingly honest and socially resonant, Iron takes you behind the bars of an all-women’s prison and into the lives of two fascinating people.


Rose's Dilemma

Final performance was February 1st, 2004

By Neil Simon
Directed by Lynne Meadow

with David Aaron Baker, Geneva Carr, John Cullum, Patricia Hodges

In a Hamptons beach house, celebrated writer Rose Steiner (Patricia Hodges) is at a crossroads. She’s running out of money and needs to write the next “big thing” fast. When her former lover, literary lion Walsh McLaren (John Cullum), has the brainstorm that could make her a fortune, she leaps at the chance. With the help of her assistant Arlene Moss (Geneva Carr) and newcomer Gavin Clancy (David Aaron Baker), how she’ll pull it off is one of the dilemmas in this most intriguing play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony® Award-winning Neil Simon.

Drowning Crow

Final performance was April 4th, 2004

By Regina Taylor
Directed by Marion McClinton

with Aunjanue Ellis, Peter Francis James, Anthony James, Anthony Mackie, Alfre, Woodard, Stephanie Berry, Paul Butler, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Ebony Jo-Ann

Playwright Regina Taylor updates Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull to a world of television and hip-hop. The play is set on the Gullah islands off the coast of South Carolina, where a black family of artists gather to vacation for the summer as tensions and artistic hopes brew.

Between Us

Final performance was May 30th, 2004

By Joe Hortua
Directed by Christopher Ashley

with Kate Jennings Grant, David Harbour, Daphne Rubin- Vega, Bradley White

Carlo and Joel have been close friends since graduate school days. Now years have passed, and together with their wives, Grace and Sharyl, they’re buying homes, having kids and growing up. But two nights in each other’s homes reveal how far they’ve also grown apart. This world premiere production explores the ways we change, the compromises we make, and the price we pay for our life choices.

Sarah, Sarah

Final performance was June 6th, 2004

By Daniel Goldfarb
Directed by Mark Nelson

with Andrew Katz, Richard Masur, Lori Prince, J. Smith-Cameron

In 1961 Toronto, the matriarch of an immigrant family strongly opposes her son’s impending marriage. Forty years later, the next generation of this same family makes a very eventful trip to China. But can they escape their past?

Sight Unseen

Final performance was July 25th, 2004

By Donald Margulies
Directed by Daniel Sullivan

with Byron Jennings, Laura Linney, Ana Reeder, Ben Shenkman

Celebrated painter Jonathan Waxman reconnects with his former lover Patricia, only to do battle with her over a painting he’d made of her when they were a couple.