Manhattan Theatre Club has announced the sixth and final production of its 2011-2012 season, the world premiere off-Broadway production of Regrets by rising British playwright Matt Charman. The play will begin previews at New York City Center Stage I on March 1, 2012, and open on March 20. No cast or creative team members have been announced.
Described as an uncommon tale of friendship, loss and finding the courage of one’s convications, Regrets centers on Caleb Farley, the youngest man ever to show up at Mrs. Duke’s cabins, a ramshackle retreat in the Nevada desert and one of the few places men can go to secure a quick divorce in 1950s America. Caleb claims he fled his Hollywood home for the same reason as the other men in camp: to shed the lives and wives they’ve known, and loved, to begin anew. But in an era of heightened fears and political distrust, accusations that Caleb is hiding more than just a broken heart test each man’s loyalty—to country and to one another.
Regrets completes MTC’s off-Broadway schedule of plays, which begins with Zoe Kazan’s We Live Here (beginning September 22) and continues with Molly Smith Metzler’s Close Up Space (beginning December 1). The company’s Broadway season at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre kicks off with David Ives’ Venus in Fur (beginning October 13), followed by Wit (beginning January 5, 2012) and The Columnist (beginning April 3).