Four lost souls share a raucous night together in a downtown Los Angeles bar in a new comedy written by Matthew Perry.
From the producers: An alcoholic, an escort, a self-diagnosed neurotic and a well-intentioned dimwit walk into a bar... Broken and deeply flawed, they find their lives irreversibly entwined no matter how hard they try to break free of one another. "The End of Longing" is a bittersweet comedy that proves that broken people don't need to stay broken.
"The End of Longing" is written by former "Friends" actor Matthew Perry, in his playwriting debut. The play received its world premiere at London's West End's Playhouse Theatre in 2016. The play reunites Perry with director Lindsay Posner, who he previously worked with on the play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago in 2003." Here's a promo from the West End production:
Author Perry leads a cast that includes Jennifer Morrison ("Once Upon a Time"), Quincy Dunn-Baker, and Sue Jean Kim.
What's MCC Theater? MCC Theater is a well-connected Off-Broadway company...this perhaps due to the 'day jobs' of the intendants, who are major casting directors and producers on larger stages in the city. MCC's productions are almost always marked by a very high standard of casting and technical production. The company's production of "reasons to be pretty" moved to Broadway and was nominated for a Tony Award in 2008. More here.