Second Stage Theatre has announced two shows for its 2014-15 season. Tony winner Terrence McNally’s acclaimed comedy Lips Together, Teeth Apart will receive its first New York production in 23 years, under the direction of Peter Dubois, beginning October 7. Additionally, the world premiere of Tony nominee Neil LaBute’s The Way We Get By will debut in summer 2015.
In Lips Together, Teeth Apart, a brother and sister and their spouses spend a Fourth of July weekend in a Fire Island beach house. Thrown into a gay paradise, they do their best to enjoy themselves despite their prejudices and insecurities.
The Way We Get By follows Beth and Doug, two people who wake up together following a drunken wedding reception they both attended. Forced to question how much they really know about each other and how much they care about what other people think, the two face a very awkward encounter revolving around love, lust and the whole damn thing.
McNally, who received a Tony nomination this season for Mothers and Sons, has won Tony Awards for Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class, as well as for the books to the musicals Ragtime and Kiss of the Spiderwoman. He was a 1994 Pulitzer Prize finalist for his play A Perfect Ganesh. LaBute received a Tony nomination for Reasons to be Pretty; his other plays include The Shape of Things, Fat Pig, Some Girl(s), In a Dark House and Reasons to be Happy.