BETWEEN THE TWO HUMPS
The team behind MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW returns to MCC with a NEW comedic parody.
AN MCC VIRTUAL EVENT
NOW AVAILABLE TO STREAM THRU JAN 17th ONLY
Joseph and Mary are at each other’s throats. Giving birth to the Messiah is, like, important and stuff but is it worth this trek to Bethlehem through the desert on a camel? Are we there yet?
This virtual event is a part of MCC’s LIVELAB series. We began our life at MCC almost 35 years ago with the One-Act Festival, so as we embark on another beginning – MCC Virtual Events – we wanted to pay homage to our roots, by hosting a series of One-Act play readings. Act readings will be between 25 – 45 minutes in length and will be read and live-streamed and will feature a talkback with the cast and creative team following the performance.
Halley Feiffer is a writer and actress. Plays include “Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center,” “I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard,” “How to Make Friends and then Kill Them” and “The Pain of my Belligerence,” in which she also starred. Her plays have premiered at MCC, Playwrights Horizons, Atlantic Theater Company, Williamstown Theater Festival and the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and have been nominated for Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle awards. Recent TV writing / producing credits include the next season of “American Crime Story” on FX, the upcoming Apple series “Roar” and the Amazon series “Rodeo Queens,” and original pilots for FX, Hulu, TNT and Freeform.
Broadway: Brighton Beach Memoirs (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Arcadia. Off-Broadway: Lewiston/Clarkston (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), Master Harold…And The Boys (Signature Theater), Punk Rock (MCC Theater), The Vandal (Flea Theater), The Twenty-Seventh Man (Public Theater), Secrets of the Trade (Primary Stages) (Clive Barnes Award nomination). Film: Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7, The Assistant, Tick Tick Boom, Miss Sloane, The Week Of, Indignation, Villains, Set It Up, Aardvark, Cruise, Fatal Crossing, The Outcasts, Aftermath, Newsworthy (Best Actor Award, L.A. Comedy Festival). TV: “Billions”, “Evil”, “Forever”, “Grease: Live,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Masters Of Sex,” “Younger,” “Orange Is The New Black,” “Gotham,” “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Slap.” He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Columbia University, where he majored in Philosophy.
Peppermint is a trailblazing actress, singer, DJ, reality star, and activist who defies limitations. A longtime key figure in queer nightlife, Peppermint’s star rose thanks to her smashing success as the first out trans contestant on Rupaul’s Drag Race where she finished as runner-up in one of the series’ most-talked-about finales. Soon after, her talent led her to become the first trans woman to originate a principal role on Broadway in the hit musical Head Over Heels.
As an activist, Peppermint has raised six-figure sums for prominent LGBT rights groups, partnered with the MAC Cosmetics AIDS Fund and is involved in the HIV Vaccine trials network. She is particularly concerned about the challenges faced by transgender and non-binary people in today’s political climate and takes every available opportunity to speak at universities and to various communities on the issue.
Recent projects include an appearance on Ryan Murphy’s Emmy award winning series “Pose”, a recurring role on the CBS series “God Friended Me” and an upcoming role on the new Fox scripted drama “Deputy” She is currently recording her fifth studio album. and looks forward to breaking new ground and being a positive voice during troublesome times
Recent Credits: Stew (Walkerspace, World Premiere), The Rose Tattoo (Broadway/American Airlines Theatre), Rinse Repeat (Pershing Square Linney Theatre), Ruined (MTC/Geffen Playhouse), McReele (Roundabout Theatre Company), LAByrinth Theatre Company: The Way West, Our Lady of 121st St., In Arabia We’d All Be Kings. Regional: Sweat (Mark Taper Forum), Artney Jackson, The Rose Tattoo (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Fences (Longwharf & McCarter Theater), Our Town (Ford’s Theatre), Film: Lapsis, All The Little Things We Kill, Skin, From Nowhere, The Greatest, The Messenger, Please Give Television: The Enemy Within, She’s Gotta Have It, The Blacklist, Big Dogs.
KARA YOUNG was most recently seen in the Amazon feature CHEMICAL HEARTS alongside Lili Reinhart and Austin Abrams. Prior to this, she appeared in Koganada’s AFTER YANG as well as HBO’s RANDOM ACTS OF FLYNESS and Netflix’s THE PUNISHER. She also starred in HAIR WOLF, the winner of the Sundance 2018 Short Film Jury Awards: US FICTION. Before the pandemic, Kara was starring in the MCC Theater’s ALL THE NATALIE PORTMANS, for which she received a Lucille Lortel Award Nomination. Her many other stage credits include HALFWAY BITCHES GO STRAIGHT TO HEAVEN, NEW ENGLANDERS, REVOLVING CYCLES TRULY AND STEADILY ROLL’D, SYNCING INK, and PRETTY HUNGER. She also appeared in four seasons of MTV’s GIRL CODE.
sound design TWI MCCALLUM
set design CLINT RAMOS
THE ROBERT W. WILSON MCC THEATER SPACE
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