Turning Off the Morning News

May 4 - June 3, 2018

Venue Berlind Theatre
Advisory This play contains mature themes and potentially disturbing content, including references to gun violence and domestic abuse. If you have questions or require additional information, please call the Ticket Office at 609.258.2787 or email sales@mccarter.org.
Run Time 90 minutes, no intermission
Opening Night May 12 - 8pm


The smash hit Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike had audiences rolling with laughter and won the Tony Award for Best Play on Broadway. Christopher Durang returns to McCarter with his latest cast of eccentric characters, who take us on a wild ride. The play follows the plight of two sets of neighbors—Cliff and Salena have just moved in; and the family across the street is at best peculiar, and at worst, stark raving mad. Turning Off the Morning News is a black comedy exposing today’s absurd and dangerous world.



May 13, 2018

Dialogue on Drama

An in-depth post-show interview with a member of the creative team, often the playwright or director, that offers audiences a window into the artistic process of bringing a play to life.

May 16 & 20, 2018

Post-Show Discussions

Highly interactive audience-based conversations facilitated by an artist from the production, typically featuring cast members.




Sponsored by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation