Does Anyone Still Wear These? Crazy Fashion Designs From IMPORTANT HATS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
The logo for Manhattan Theatre Club's premiere production of Nick Jones' IMPORTANT HATS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, seems to promise a satirical commentary on the fashion industry.
The play's web page says the playwright, "spins a rip-roaring tale of Sam Greevy, the hottest fashion designer in 1930's New York... that is, until rival Paul Roms starts releasing strange but popular pieces like "sweatshirts," "tracksuits" and "skater pants." When Greevy's minions break into Roms's shady operation, they make a startling discovery that could explain from where - or should we say from when? - these avant-garde ensembles are coming."
Previews begin November 10th, but until then MTC offers these over-the-top designs to get playgoers in the mood.
Emmy-nominated playwright Nick Jones ("Orange Is the New Black," The Coward, Trevor, Jollyship the Whiz-Bang) and acclaimed director Moritz Von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God, Verité) team up for this whip-smart, epic, and utterly insane new comedy.
Important Hats of the Twentieth Century is produced in association with Studio 42.
Important Hats of the Twentieth Century was part of MTC's Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series, a program dedicated to the support and development of innovative new work. Several plays developed in this reading series have gone on to full productions at MTC, including David Auburn's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Proof, Joe Hortua's Between Us, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Based on a Totally True Story, and Molly Smith Metzler's Close Up Space (Susan Smith Blackburn finalist).
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