Photo Coverage: 3C Celebrates Opening Night at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

piece by piece productions, Rising Phoenix Repertory, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater present the world premiere of 3C, written by David Adjmi and directed by Jackson Gay, which opened last night, June 21 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big opening below!

The war in Vietnam is over and Brad, an ex-serviceman, lands in L.A. to start a new life. When he winds up trashed in Connie and Linda’s kitchen after a wild night of partying, the three strike a deal for an arrangement that has hilarious and devastating consequences for everyone. Or are they non-consequences? Inspired by 1970s sitcoms, 1950s existentialist comedy, Chekhov, and Disco anthems, 3C is a terrifying yet amusing look at a culture that likes to amuse itself, even as it teeters on the brink of ruin.

The cast of 3C is Kate Buddeke (Bug, Gypsy with Bernadette Peters, Death of a Salesman with Brian Dennehy), Bill Buell (Equus, The History Boys, Picasso at the Lapin Agile), Hannah Cabell (A Man for All Seasons at Roundabout, Compulsion at Public Theater), Eddie Cahill (“CSI: New York,” “Friends”), Anna Chlumsky (HBO’s “Veep,” My Girl, Unconditional at Public Theater/LAByrinth), and Jake Silbermann (“As the World Turns”).

The scenic design for 3C is by John McDermott; the costume design is by Oana Botez Ban; the lighting design is by Tyler Micoleau; the sound design is by Matt Tierney. Choreography is by Deney Terrio.

3C brings together the three companies who produced the 2009 hit Slipping, written by Daniel Talbott, and joins together piece by piece productions and Rising Phoenix Repertory who last collaborated on David Adjmi’s hit play Elective Affinities.

After performance talkbacks have been announced for Friday, June 22 with choreographer Deney Terrio and members of the company; and for Wednesday, June 27 with Leslie Savan and director Jackson Gay on media and cultural perspectives related to 3C.

3C plays Monday through Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 2pm and 7pm through Saturday, July 14. There will be no performance on Wednesday, July 4. Tickets are $55 and may be purchased by visiting; by phoning 212-279-4200; or in person at 416 West 42 Street. Box office hours are Monday through Sunday 12pm-8pm. For more information about 3C, visit

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