The Other Place at the Lucille Lortel Theatre
April 2011 Culture Spot
by Mallory Passuite, 04/01/2011
As New York City's leading Off-Broadway playhouse, the Lucille Lortel Theatre has presented award-winning shows since it opened in 1955. The renowned West Village institution is serving as the residence of MCC Theater's 25th-season shows, including the world-premiere production of The Other Place, an emotional thriller starring Emmy Award–winning actress Laurie Metcalf and directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. The play centers on Juliana Smithton (Metcalf), whose research leads to a potential breakthrough for neurological disorder treatment drugs—even as her personal life becomes disorienting, filled with fragmented memories and blurred truth. In honor of its designation as NYC & Company's Culture Spot for the month of April, MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theatre will offer two-for-one regular-price tickets to performances of The Other Place from April 1 to 30.
The Lucille Lortel Theatre is named for Lucille Lortel, "The Queen of Off-Broadway," who cultivated young talent and became a pioneer of Off-Broadway theater. Over the past 56 years, the Lortel has housed productions like The Threepenny Opera, Steel Magnolias and Fat Pig.
The premier Off-Broadway playhouse is the perfect place to host one of the City's leading Off-Broadway theater companies, MCC Theater. Since its founding in 1986 as Manhattan Class Company—a group of young actors, writers and directors who organized peer-based classes and later went on to host showcases and full-scale productions—MCC Theater has brought new voices and perspectives to theater, challenging both the actors and the audience.
The two-for-one regular-price-tickets discount for performances of The Other Place is valid April 1–30, 2011. This savings is subject to availability. It may not be combined with any other offer, discount or promotion and does not include tax, gratuities or service charges. The second ticket must be of equal or lesser value. Limit one coupon per person. Offer not valid for groups. Additional restrictions may apply. Download the discount coupon via the link above; the coupon will also be available during the entire month of April at the Official NYC Information Centers in Midtown, Harlem and the Times Square Alliance and at the Official NYC Information Kiosks in Chinatown and at City Hall.