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Manhattan Theatre Club Will Present Penelope Skinner's LINDA in February

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit).

The limited engagement of Linda will begin previews Friday, February 3 for Thursday, February 23 opening atMTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

Linda Wilde has it all. She's an award-winning senior executive as well as a busy wife and mother. But when she pitches a revolutionary concept that could change the way the world looks at women of a certain age, she finds herself fighting for her own relevance as every part of her carefully considered life starts to show cracks. MTC is proud to present this timely, moving, and fiercely funny new play by Penelope Skinner (this season's acclaimed The Ruins of Civilization) in the American premiere directed by MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow. The play was celebrated in London in its run at the Royal Court Theatre.

Casting, creative team, and additional listings information for Linda will be announced at a later date.

MTC's upcoming 2016-2017 season will include the Broadway transfer of Simon Stephens' Heisenberg, directed by Mark Brokaw, the Broadway premiere of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and the new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, directed by Daniel Sullivan, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. At MTC's Off-Broadway home at New York City Center - Stage I, the season includes the New York premiere of Qui Nguyen's Vietgone, directed by May Adrales, the American premiere of Penelope Skinner's Linda directed by Lynne Meadow, and Martyna Majok's Cost of Living, directed by Jo Bonney. At The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series, the season will include the world premiere of Sell/Buy/Date, written and performed by Sarah Jones and directed by Carolyn Cantor, and an additional production to be announced at a later date.

Manhattan Theatre Club, under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, has become one of the country's most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. Over the past four and a half decades, MTC productions have earned numerous awards including six Pulitzer Prizes and 19 Tony Awards. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and two Off-Broadway theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include The Father (Tony Nomination for Best Play),Fool For Love by Sam Shepard, Airline Highway by Lisa D'Amour; Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein;Outside Mullingar and Doubt by John Patrick Stanley; The Commons of Pensacola by Amanda Peet;Murder Ballad by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash; Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney; The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg; Wit by Margaret Edson; Venus in Fur by David Ives; Good People andRabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire; The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez; Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies; Ruined by Lynn Nottage; Proof by David Auburn; The Tale of the Allergist's Wife by Charles Busch; Love! Valour! Compassion! by Terrence McNally; The Piano Lesson by August Wilson;Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley; and Ain't Misbehavin', the Fats Waller musical. For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

New and renewing subscribers can join the 2016-2017 season by calling The MTC Clubline at 212-399-3050. Single ticket information along with other listings information for MTC's 2016-2017 season will be announced at a later date.

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