Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW

MCC's Wild Animals You Should Know, starring Alice Ripley, opened last night, November 20 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage from the celebratory evening below!

In Wild Animals You Should Know by Thomas Higgins, Matthew (Jay Armstrong Johnson) and Jacob (Gideon Glick) are an unlikely pair of friends. Matthew is a soccer star, full of brio and teenage swagger. Jacob is, well, not. Beneath the surface, though, the two are locked in an innocently erotic game of cat and mouse. When Matthew's reluctant father, Walter (Patrick Breen), is wrangled by his wife Marsha (Alice Ripley) into chaperoning the boys' trip to a wilderness scout camp, he finds himself drawn into their adolescent game. But Matthew has secretly decided just how far he's willing to go for his final act of scouting and everyone might do well to heed the scouts' motto: Be Prepared. The production will be directed by Trip Cullman (A Small Fire, Bachelorette) and open officially on November 20, 2011.

MCC Theater recently celebrated its 25th anniversary season as one of New York City's leading Off Broadway theater companies, committed to presenting New York and world premieres each season. When MCC Theater was founded in 1986, its mission was simple: to bring new theatrical voices to theater-going audiences. MCC Theater continues to accomplish this yearly through three programmatic areas: its mainstage works; its Playwrights' Coalition, which actively seeks and develops new and emerging writers; and its Education & Outreach Programs, including the Youth Company, which allow more than 1,200 students yearly to experience theater, increase literacy and discover their own voices through the creation of original theater pieces. Notable MCC Theater highlights include: the 2008 Tony Award-nominated reasons to be pretty by Neil LaBute, last season's The Pride, Fifty Words, the 2004 Tony-winning production of Bryony Lavery's Frozen; Neil LaBute's Fat Pig; Rebecca Gilman's The Glory of Living; Marsha Norman's Trudy Blue; Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit; Tim Blake Nelson's The Grey Zone and Alan Bowne's Beirut. Over the years, the dedication to the work of new and emerging artists has earned MCC Theater a variety of awards.

For more information on MCC Theater, visit www.mcctheater.org.

Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Alice Ripley

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Gideon Glick

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Jay Armstrong Johnson

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
John Behlmann

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Patrick Breen

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Daniel Stewart Sherman

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Daniel Stewart Sherman, John Behlmann, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Alice Ripley, Gideon Glick and Patrick Breen

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Thomas Higgins, Daniel Stewart Sherman, John Behlmann, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Alice Ripley, Gideon Glick, Patrick Breen and Trip Cullman

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Thomas Higgins and Trip Cullman

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Bernard Telsey, Blake West, Alice Ripley, Robert LuPone and William Cantler

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Alice Ripley and Jennifer Damiano

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Adam Chandler-Berat, Alice Ripley and Jennifer Damiano

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Adam Chandler-Berat and Jennifer Damiano

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Jonathan Groff, Susan Blackwell and Eddie Kaye Thomas

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Molly Ranson

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Stafford Arima and Dean Pitchford

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
David Greenspan

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Bernard Telsey and Robert LuPone

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
John Earl Jelks

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Heidi Schreck and Bobby Steggert

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
The Cast of "Wild Animals You Should Know"

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
The Cast of "Wild Animals You Should Know"

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
The Cast of "Wild Animals You Should Know"

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW
The Cast of "Wild Animals You Should Know"

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Photo Coverage: Alice Ripley Opens in MCC's WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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