Turning Off the Morning News

MUST END JUNE 3

Venue Berlind Theatre
Run Time 95 minutes, no intermission

Overview

THIS IS ONE BALLSY LITTLE PLAY. I loved every minute.

Philadelphia Magazine

Mr. Durang has turned the fear of practically everything into a series of scalding comedies.

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Experience a decidedly dark and daring comedy that takes hilarious aim at today’s absurd and dangerous world. Tony Award®-winning Christopher Durang is back with a new cast of eccentric characters—starting with Cliff and Salena, whose across-the-street neighbors are at best peculiar—and at worst, stark raving mad.

Turning Off the Morning News may simultaneously unnerve you and delight you. It will keep you in suspense, hysterics, and undoubtedly, in conversation, long after you leave the theater.

 


 

CONTENT ADVISORY
This play contains mature themes and potentially disturbing content, including references to gun violence and domestic abuse, sound effects of gunfire and prop guns onstage. If you have questions or require additional information, please call the Ticket Office at 609.258.2787 or email sales@mccarter.org.

Performances

CAST & CREATIVE

Cast
Creative Team

Photos & Video

Behind the Scenes

Production Photos

Rachel Nicks, Nicholas Podany, and Robert Sella. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

Jenn Harris and Robert Sella. Photo by T. Charles  Erickson.

Rachel Nicks in Turning Off the Morning News. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

Jenn Harris in Turning Off the Morning News Photo By T. Charles Erickson.

John Pankow, Kristine Nielsen, Rachel Nicks, and Robert Sella. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

John Pankow in Turning Off the Morning News. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

Kristine Nielsen in Turning Off the Morning News. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

Nicholas Podany in Turning Off the Morning News. Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Rachel Nicks and Jenn Harris. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

(l-r) Kristine Nielsen, Rachel Nicks, Robert Sella, Nicholas Podany, and Jenn Harris. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

Rachel Nicks and Robert Sella. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

John Pankow, Kristine Nielsen, and Nicholas Podany. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

Rachel Nicks and Robert Sella. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

Kristine Nielsen and Nicholas Podany. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

Robert Sella in Turning Off the Morning News. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

Kristine Nielsen and Nicholas Podany. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

The company of Turning Off the Morning News. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

(l-r) Nicholas Podany, Robert Sella, Kristine Nielsen, Jenn Harris, and Rachel Nicks. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

Video

Rehearsal Photos

Director Emily Mann and Playwright Christopher Durang.  Photo by Matt Pilsner.

Emily Mann and Christopher Durang (center) with the cast of Turning Off the Morning News. Photo by Matt Pilsner.

John Pankow, Nicholas Podany, and Kristine Neilsen. Photo by Matt Pilsner.

Kristine Neilsen and Nicholas Podany. Photo by Matt Pilsner.

Kristine Neilsen in rehearsals. Photo by Matt Pilsner.

Playwright Christopher Durang, McCarter Literary Manager Anna Morton, and Kristine Neilsen. Photo by Matt Pilsner.

Rachel Nicks and Jenn Harris. Photo by Matt Pilsner.

Nicholas Podany and Kristine Neilsen. Photo by Matt Pilsner.

Rachel Nicks and Robert Sella. Photo by Matt Pilsner.

The cast of Turning Off the Morning News with Emily Mann and Christopher Durang. Photo by Matt Pilsner.

ADDITIONAL INFO

 


 

Sponsored by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation

Turning Off the Morning News was originally commissioned by McCarter Theatre Center and the Roger S. Berlind '52 Playwright-in-Residence Program at Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts.