Photo Coverage: THAT FACE Opens Off-Broadway

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Manhattan Theatre Club's production of THAT FACE by Polly Stenham, directed by Sarah Benson (Blasted, Artistic Director of Soho Rep) opened last night, May 18 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I. BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the opening night party arrivals.

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).

The production features scenic & costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, sound design by Matt Tierney, fight direction by J. David Brimmer and dialect coaching by Ben Furey.

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.

THAT FACE began previews on Thursday, April 29, 2010.

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 The Royal Family; Nightingale; 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'.

For more information visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

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

Photo Credit: Emily Faye Oakley

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