Deeply thought-provoking, incredibly relevant and thoroughly absorbing, the world premiere drama center arounds a collisions of ideals within the feminist revolution. Written by notable playwright, JC Lee, the play is directed by Tony nominee Liesl Tommy and the cast is led by Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell.
Why Watch Relevance
Relevance is a play which overlaps the debate centered around ‘differences of opinion’ and ‘social media bias’ in a complex, dramatic manner. Relevance sheds light on the current social conditions and provides social commentary on the world from the viewpoints of two women, an aged author and feminist warrior, and a young writer. As the story progress, your eyes open to the harsh realities of social media, and how easily a message can be interpreted wrongly on the mass media platform. The show is produced by MCC production, and is written by Berkeley Graduate, JC Lee. The production also features scenic design by Tony winner Clint Ramos.
Why Watch Relevance
Eve Ensler is a name that needs no introduction in the Broadway world. The Tony Award winner was an international sensation with her previous work, ‘The Vagina Monologues’ and her return to the stage with ‘In The Body of the World’ promises to be an intimate, shocking and touching narrative. Known for her acerbic wit, crafty humour and incredible portrayal of subtle emotional dynamics, the show is definitely a must watch especially for those who enjoy good storytelling and narration. Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, the solo-play is based on Eve’s critically acclaimed memoir of the same name. Following select performances, audience members are invited to attend a series of curated post-show discussions led by artists, scholars and activists, at no additional charge.
Msemaji Ukweli, an upcoming young writer is at the frontiers of culture and is making her way to becoming the leading critic on race, class, gender and culture for a new era. Theresa Hanneck, a remnant of the past, is a celebrated author and seasoned social justice warrior. A collision of ideals leads to a heated exchange between the women which goes viral on the internet, and Theresa, has no idea how to handle the social media turmoil. WIll the past rise to the occasion? Or is it time for the present to take over?
Drama Lovers | Young Adults | Female Audiences
Know Before You Go
The show is recommended for audiences above 12 years of age.
The Lucille Lortel Theater has a maximum seating capacity of 198 individuals.
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the Top Restaurants in the Theater District.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.
Your tickets will be sent to you via E-Mail. Please carry a Printed copy of the ticket to the theater.