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Photos: MCC's THE NETHER Celebrates Opening Night!

MCC Theater presents the New York premiere of Jennifer Haley's The Nether directed by Anne Kaufman and starring Ben Rosenfield, Sophia Anne Caruso, Merritt Wever, Peter Friedman and Frank Wood. The Nether runs now through March 15, 2015 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). Check out photos from opening night below!

The Nether, winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn 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: Jennifer Broski

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Noah Robbins, Colby Minifie

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Robert Askins

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Lilly Englert

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Alex Timbers

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Michael Oberholtzer

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Michael Oberholtzer, Sarah Stiles

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Alex Mandell, Steven Boyer, Geneva Carr, Robert Askins, Michael Oberholtzer, Sarah Stiles

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Will Pullen, Pico Alexander

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Annie Funke

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David Greenspan

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Cherry Jones

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Jennifer Haley

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Jennifer Haley, Anne Kauffman

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Ben Rosenfield, Peter Friedman, Merritt Wever, Frank Wood, Sophia Anne Caruso

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Ben Rosenfield, Peter Friedman, Merritt Wever, Frank Wood, Sophia Anne Caruso

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Ben Rosenfield, Peter Friedman, Merritt Wever, Frank Wood, Sophia Anne Caruso

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Sophia Anne Caruso

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Frank Wood

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Merritt Wever, Peter Friedman, Sophia Anne Caruso, Ben Rosenfield, Frank Wood

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Ben Rosenfield

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Peter Friedman

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Merritt Wever

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Robert LuPone, Anne Kauffman, Merritt Wever, Blake West, Frank Wood, Ben Rosenfield, Sophia Anne Caruso, Bernie Telsey, Will Cantler, Jennifer Haley, Peter Friedman


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