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2004-05 Season

Five By Tenn more info

Five By Tenn

Reckless more info

Reckless

Moonlight and Magnolias more info

Moonlight and Magnolias

Brooklyn Boy more info

Brooklyn Boy

A Picasso more info

A Picasso

After the Night and the Music more info

After the Night and the Music

Doubt more info

Doubt

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

—The New York Observer

Five By Tenn

Final performance was December 19th, 2004

By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Michael Kahn

with Kathleen Chalfant, Cameron Folmar, Penny Fuller, Hunter Gimore, Jeremy Lawrence, David Rasche, Robert Sella, Myk Watford

Four of the five one acts in Five by Tenn were found several years ago by scholars Nick Moschovakis and David Roessel in Austin while doing research for an edition of Williams’ collected poems. Moschovakis and Roessel brought the plays, along with a dozen others, to director Michael Kahn’s attention, and Kahn found Summer at the Lake, And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens, The Fat Man’s Wife and Adam and Eve on a Ferry especially stageworthy. Presented with the Williams gem, I Can’t Imagine Tomorrow, they comprise Five by Tenn.

Reckless

Final performance was December 19th, 2004

By Craig Lucas
Directed by Mark Brokaw

with Olga Merediz, Debra Monk, Michael O’Keefe, Mary-Louise Parker, Rosie Perez

A housewife discovers her husband has hired a hitman to kill her, sending her out the window and on an unusual series of misadventures in Craig Lucas’s dark comedy, which premiered Off-Off-Broadway in 1983.

Moonlight and Magnolias

Final performance was March 24th, 2005

By Ron Hutchinson
Directed by Lynne Meadow

with Matthew ArkinDavid RascheDouglas Sills, Karen Trott

Set in Hollywood in 1939 and inspired by real events, Moonlight and Magnolias is a behind-the-scenes account of the frenetic collaboration between film producer David O. Selznick, director Victor Fleming and screenwriter Ben Hecht as, in a mere five days, they struggle to write the screenplay for Gone With the Wind.

Brooklyn Boy

Final performance was March 27th, 2005

By Donald Margulies
Directed by Daniel Sullivan

with Adam Arkin, Polly Draper, Ari Graynor, Arye Gross, Kevin Isola, Mimi Lieber, Allan Miller

A novelist finally finds success with an autobiographical novel, but just as his career takes off, his marriage, his friendships and his father’s health take sharp turns for the worse.

A Picasso

Final performance was May 29th, 2005

By Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by John Tillinger

with Dennis Boutsikaris and Jill Eikenberry

A fascinating look at art, power and censorship. Set during the German occupation of Paris, this riveting drama imagines a confrontation between Picasso and a mysterious interrogator concerning several confiscated works that the great artist might have painted.

After the Night and the Music

Final performance was July 3rd, 2005

By Elaine May
Directed by Daniel Sullivan

with Jeannie Berlin, Jere Burns, Joanna Glushak, Brian Kerwin

A short one-act play, Curtain Raiser, is followed by two longer one-acts, Giving Up Smoking and Swing Time, all dealing with various frustrating romantic encounters from the comic mind of playwright Elaine May.

Doubt

Final performance was July 2nd, 2006

By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Doug Hughes

with Cherry Jones, Brian F. O’Byrne, Heather Goldenhersh, Adriane Lenox

A Catholic nun who serves as principal of a 1960s Bronx parochial school accuses a priest of molesting a student in John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play.