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FREEZE FRAME: Merritt Wever & Cast of MCC's THE NETHER Meet the Press

MCC THEATER will soon present the New York premiere of Jennifer Haley's The Nether directed by Anne Kaufman. As previously announced, The Nether will star "Nurse Jackie" Emmy Award winner Merritt Wever, New York theater veteran Peter Friedman, Tony Award winner Frank Wood, Boardwalk Empire's Ben Rosenfield, and rising talent Sophia Anne Caruso. The company just met the press and below you can check out a photo preview from event. Check back later for complete coverage!

The Nether is scheduled for February 4 - March 15, 2015 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street), with opening night set for February 24th. Single tickets are on sale now. For info, please visitwww.mcctheater.org.

The Nether, winner of the Susan SmithBlackburn Prize, is a haunting thriller that will make you question when the fantastic becomes too real. There is a new immersive realm for the senses online, a virtual playground where those who plug in are coaxed into acting out their darkest fantasies - with no consequences in the "real" world. Or so it seems...until a young female detective begins an investigation to determine if there is a point at which thought or intention may actually constitute a crime within -- and outside of -- this new frontier.

Following The Nether, MCC Theater will present the world premiere of Robert Askins' Permission, set for April 29 - June 7, 2015 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. As previously announced, Alex Timbers will direct. Timbers is a two-time Tony-nominated writer and director and the recipient of Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards, as well as two OBIE Awards. On Broadway, he co-directed Peter and the Starcatcher and directed and wrote the book for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, among others. Off-Broadway, he has memorably directed Here Lies Love and Love's Labours Lost-both at The Public. Permission marks the return of playwright Robert Askins to MCC Theater, where last season he debuted his critically-acclaimed Hand to God-a play which will open on Broadway in Spring 2015 with its MCC Theater cast and creative team reprising their work.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride


Frank Wood, Merritt Wever, Ben Rosenfield, Sophia Anne Caruso, director Anne Kaufman, playwright Jennifer Haley and Peter Friedman attend the Meet-N-Greet for the MCC Theater production of 'The Nether' at the MTC Rehearsal Studios on January 9, 2015 in New York City.


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