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About Don't Go Gentle - Off Broadway

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Judge Lawrence Driver: conservative powerhouse on the bench, failure at home. Now retired, widowed, and seeking redemption, Lawrence volunteers to do pro bono legal work with Tanya, a vulnerable ex-con with a troubled teenage son, while working to repair the increasingly complicated relationships with his own adult children. But when his newfound generosity is perceived as condescension, Lawrence runs the risk of losing everything.

A world premiere by Stephen Belber, an MCC Theater Playwright's Coalition member, whose chronicles of moral ambiguity include Tape, Dusk Rings a Bell, and Match on Broadway. Acclaimed director Lucie Tiberghien, a frequent collaborator with Belber, directed his play Geometry of Fire at the Rattlestick Theater. She most recently directed the West Coast premiere of Blood and Gifts at the La Jolla Playhouse. The cast features David Wilson Barnes (Becky Shaw at Second Stage), newcomer Maxx Brawer, Michael Cristofer (NBC’s hit series, “Smash”), Angela Lewis (Rapture, Blister, Burn at Playwright’s), and Jennifer Mudge (Roundabout Theatre’s The Philanthropist).

With David Wilson Barnes, Maxx Brawer, Michael Cristofer, Anglea Lewis, Jennifer Mudge, directed by Lucie Tiberghien

"Crackles with biting humor. David Wilson Barnes is excellent. Michael Cristofer delivers a moving performance. He keeps his eye trained firmly on the character's ambiguities, keeping the sensitivity and the brusqueness in perfect balance so that the audience is never quite sure whether he’s a man to be loved, condemned or pitied."
– New York Times

An absorbing, well-crafted story, a rarity right now, both on Broadway and off. So tense that you could feel the audience holding its collective breath. The excellent cast, under Lucie Tiberghien’s assured direction, crisply handles the twists and turns."
–New York Post

September 27 - November 4, 2012.


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