MCC kicks off its 2012-2013 season on September 27 with the world premiere of Stephen Belber’s Don’t Go Gentle. Directed by Lucie Tiberghian, the drama stars Michael Cristofer, Angela Lewis, David Wilson Barnes, Jennifer Mudge and newcomer Maxx Brawer. Don’t Go Gentle officially opens on October 14 at off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Theatre and will run through November 4.
Don’t Go Gentle follows Judge Lawrence Driver (Cristofer), a conservative powerhouse on the bench, but a failure at home. Now retired, widowed, and seeking redemption, Lawrence volunteers to do pro bono legal work with Tanya (Lewis), a vulnerable ex-con with a troubled teenage son. While Lawrence helps Tanya he must also work to repair the increasingly complicated relationships with his own adult children. When his newfound generosity is perceived as condescension, Lawrence runs the risk of losing everything.
Don’t Go Gentle will feature set design by Robin Vest, costume design by Jenny Mannis, lighting design by Matthew Richards and sound design and original compositions by Fabian Obispo.