Friday, May 27, 2011

Metzler's 'Close Up Space' to premiere at MTC

Molly Smith Metzler
Molly Smith Metzler’s play Close Up Space will receive its world premiere in December at Manhattan Theatre Club, starring Michael Chernus and David Hyde Pierce.

Synopsis from the MTC Web site: Tony and Emmy Award winner Pierce will play Paul Barrow, an obsessive book editor on a major deadline. With an assistant who’s been camping in the office (Chernus), a famous author threatening to bail on him and an intern who is no help at all, Paul’s just about had it! But when his fiery daughter shows up and lambasts him in Russian, Paul faces a glaring personal error that can’t be corrected with red ink. Leigh Silverman (Well, In the Wake, From Up Here) returns to MTC to direct this funny and poignant new play about how hard it can be to communicate…in any language.

Earlier this spring, Molly's play Elemeno Pea (which she talks about here) was a hit at the Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival of New Plays.

What a MASSIVE year – go, Molly, go!