Craig muMs Grant’s A Sucker Emcee, along with Lucy Thurber’s The Insurgents and Melissa Ross’ Nice Girl, will all be presented as part of Labyrinth Theater Company’s 2014-15 season. The productions will play at off-Broadway's Bank Street Theater.
The season will kick off in September with A Sucker Emcee, written and performed by muMs Grant, and directed by Jenny Koons. Infused with hip-hop, slam poetry and personal recollections, this one-man show charts the ups and downs of muMs’ journey, from growing up in the Bronx to starring on HBO’s Oz. A life set against the backdrop of the birth of hip-hop, this is the story of man looking for his spotlight and finding it in the most unlikely of places.
Lear deBessonet will helm Thurber’s The Insurgents in early 2015. The play follows Sally Wright, an American wanderer, who has traveled across the country searching for something to believe in, only to find herself home again. Inspired by the lives of some of the most dynamic and controversial figures in American history, The Insurgents examines the lies and injustice that history has handed down to us and the actions people take when they finally decide that enough is enough.
Nice Girl, written by Ross and directed by Mimi O’Donnell, will play in the spring of 2015. In suburban Massachusetts in 1984, 37 year-old Josephine Rosen has a dead end job, still lives with her mother, and has settled into the uncomfortable comfort of an unintended spinsterhood. But when a chance flirtation with an old classmate and a new friendship at work give her hope for the possibility of change, she dusts off the Jane Fonda tapes, and begins to take tentative steps towards a new life.