MCC Theater will present the one act play The Sentinels, written by Matthew Lopez as part of their new Live Labs: One Acts today, Wednesday, May 20th at 5:30 pm EST. It will be presented live on the MCC YouTube Channel. Under the direction of Tony award winner Rebecca Taichman, the cast features Jane Alexander (Alice), Katrina Lenk (Christa), Denée Benton (Kelly) and Priscilla Lopez (Waitress). Act readings will be between 25 and 45 minutes in length are read and streamed free to the MCC Theater audience.
Matthew Lopez is best known for another MCC production, The Legend of Georgia McBride and was represented on Broadway last fall with his epic exploration of gay culture in The Inheritance.
Alexander and Pricscilla Lopez appeared earlier this year on Broadway in Bess Wohl’s comedy Grand Horizons. Benton received a Tony nomination for her role as Natasha in the 2016 Broadway production of Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812 and Lenk took home the 2018 Tony Award for her breakout performance in the Broadway musical The Band’s Visit.
A press release described The Sentinels: One morning every September, Alice, Christa and Kelly meet for breakfast to catch up on each other’s lives and to remember the husbands they lost on 9/11. Moving backwards in time and spanning a decade, Matthew Lopez’s play explores the burden of the past and how we move on from tragedy—or don’t.
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