Manhattan Theatre Club, in collaboration with the intimate, state-of-the-art venue The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR, continues its popular discussion series with After Words: The Madrid on Thursday, March 21 at 5 PM.
The event will explore the hit world premiere of The Madrid, with playwright Liz Flahive, director Leigh Silverman, and cast members John Ellison Conlee and Edie Falco.
Four-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie,” The House of Blue Leaves, “The Sopranos”) returns to the New York stage in the world premiere of The Madrid by Liz Flahive.
Falco stars as Martha, a kindergarten teacher with a life many would want: a loving husband (Conlee), a devoted daughter. But when she leaves it all behind, it’s up to her daughter Sarah to pick up the pieces. Two-time Obie winner, Leigh Silverman directs this hilarious and heartbreaking story about motherhood, freedom, and trying to see the people in your family as they really are.
The Madrid was commissioned through the Bank of America New American Play Program.
The creative team for The Madrid includes: David Zinn (scenic design), Emily Rebholz (costume design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design), Jill BC Du Boff (sound design), and Tom Kitt (original music).
The limited engagement of The Madrid is now playing at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street) through Sunday, May 5, 2013.
Manhattan Theatre Club’s After Words: The Madrid
When: Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 5 PM
Where: The Greene Space
44 Charlton Street (at Varick Street)
New York, NY 10014
Tickets: $15, available at www.thegreenespace.org
Live Video Webcast streamed online at www.thegreenespace.org.
After Words, a discussion and performance series currently presented in collaboration with The Greene Space at WNYC and WQXR, is part of Manhattan Theatre Club’s continuing effort to deepen and enrich the play-going experience for the theatergoing community. Discussions featuring writers, cultural critics and journalists, provide provocative and illuminating insights into the political, cultural, and artistic contexts of the work Manhattan Theatre Club produces.
The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space is WNYC and WQXR’s state-of-the-art, downtown studio, presenting content for live, radio and web audiences. Through a diverse range of programming that includes live radio broadcasts, audio theater, cultural salons, musical performances, political debates and town hall meetings, The Greene Space is the latest destination in New York City’s incomparable arts and culture scene.
Tickets for The Madrid are available via the New York City Center Box Office (131 West 55th Street), CityTix® (212-581-1212) and www.nycitycenter.org.