Bobby Cannavale, Johnny Galecki, Josh Hamilton and Julia Stiles have joined the cast of Neil LaBute’s previously announced Filthy Talk for Troubled Times: Scenes of Intolerance, which have been scheduled as a benefit for MCC Theater’s literary programs. Directed by the playwright, the readings will be held on June 3, 4 and 5 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
Cannavale (Tony-nominated for Broadway’s Mauritius; off-Broadway’s Hurlyburly), Galecki (Broadway’s The Little Dog Laughed; TV’s The Big Bang Theory), Hamilton (Broadway’s The Coast of Utopia; off-Broadway’s A Lie of the Mind) and Stiles (Broadway’s Oleanna; the big screen’s The Bourne Identity trilogy) join previously announced stars Alice Eve, Justin Long and T.R. Knight.
Described as a finely fused attack on the degraded rubble we sometimes call American culture, Filthy Talk for Troubled Times consists of LaBute's "unseen shorts" that give the one-two punch to sex, sexism, bigotry and even "Frank f----n’ Sinatra."
LaBute is Playwright-in Residence at MCC, which has produced his plays In a Dark Dark House, Some Girl(s), Fat Pig and the Tony-nominated Reasons to be Pretty. The company will produce his The Break of Noon in the fall, directed by Jo Bonney.