Manhattan Theatre Club
Previews begin May 8, 2019
Running Time: 1hr 40m (no intermission).
World Premiere by Bess Wohl
Directed by Rachel Chavkin
With Max Baker, Jasmine Batchelor, Rosal Colon, Curran Connor, Garcia, Darren Goldstein, Alex Hurt, Megan Ketch
A sheet of ice sits in the desert of New Mexico. A mad eco-terrorist plants a bomb in order to save humankind. A beleaguered film crew tries to get in one last shot before losing the light. Continuity is a sly, biting comedy in six takes where storytelling and science collide with both hilarious and devastating consequences. The play asks, “How do we keep going when hope can seem as fictional as a Hollywood ending?” “How do we tell the stories that could shape our future?” And, perhaps most importantly, “What’s for lunch?” This world premiere is by Bess Wohl (Small Mouth Sounds), and helmed by the Tony-nominated director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812).
Continuity was commissioned and produced by MTC with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of The Sloan Initiative: Setting the Stage for Science and Technology. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.
Wednesday, May 29
Journalism and Climate Change
Following the 7:30pm performance, there will be a panel discussion that will address the essential role of journalism in the fight against climate change. Speakers include correspondent Paul Beban, deputy editor of the Climate and Environment group at The New York Times Jesse Pesta, and staff reporter at Quartz Zoë Schlanger. The discussion will be moderated by host of WNET’s MetroFocus Jenna Flanagan.
Wednesday, June 5
Art and Climate Change
Following the 7:30pm performance, there will be a panel discussion that will explore the intersection of art and climate change. Speakers include visual artist Zaria Forman and writer Helen Phillips. The discussion will be moderated by executive producer of Peril & Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change Eugenia Harvey.