Photo Flash: THAT FACE At Manhattan Theatre Club

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Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to present the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Polly Stenham's THAT FACE, directed by Sarah Benson (Blasted, Artistic Director of Soho Rep).

The cast features Christopher Abbott (Good Boys and True at Second Stage), Maïté Alina (Off-Broadway debut), Betty Gilpin (Good Boys and True and Boys' Life at Second Stage), Cristin Milioti (The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter at NYTW), Laila Robins (Frozen), and Victor Slezak (Salome).

THAT FACE began previews on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street) and opens Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

THAT FACE is a powerful and darkly comic look at an affluent family in freefall. Mia (Cristin Milioti) has been suspended from boarding school. Her brother, Henry (Christopher Abbott), has dropped out altogether. And Martha (Laila Robins), their mum, manipulates them all. Money can no longer fix their problems -- now it's up to them. This Olivier Award-nominated play from Britain's fastest-rising young playwright premieres in New York with the director of last season's acclaimed Blasted.

The creative team for THAT FACE includes David Zinn (Scenic and Costume Design), Tyler Micoleau (Lighting Design), Matt Tierney (Sound Design), David Brimmer (Fight Director) and Ben Furey (Dialect Coach).

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country's most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. MTC productions have earned a total of 16 Tony Awards and six Pulitzer Prizes, an accomplishment unparalleled by a New York theatrical institution. MTC has their Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and an Off-Broadway theatre at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include Time Stands Still; Ruined; The American Plan; Top Girls; Come Back, Little Sheba; Blackbird; Translations; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist's Wife; Love! Valour! Compassion!; A Small Family Business; Sylvia; Putting It Together; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain't Misbehavin'.

Tickets for THAT FACE are $75, and are available via New York City Center Box Office (131 West 55th Street), CityTix® (212-581-1212) and www.nycitycenter.org.

For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

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