Fulfillment Center Opens Tomorrow Night!

Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC), opens tomorrow night, Tuesday June 20, at The Studio at Stage II – Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center – Stage II (131 West 55thStreet). The limited engagement began performances on Tuesday, June 6.

The cast of Fulfillment Center features Eboni Booth (Sundown, Yellow Moon at ArsNova/WP Theater; Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. at Soho Rep), Bobby Moreno (The Year Of The Rooster at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Grand Concourse at Playwrights Horizons), Deirdre O’Connell (By The Water at MTC, “The Affair,” Circle Mirror Transformation), and Frederick Weller (Mother and SonsTake Me Out, “In Plain Sight”).

In the New Mexico desert, a down-on-her-luck folk singer (Deirdre O’Connell) takes a job at a giant online retailer's shipping center. Her young manager struggles to connect with his girlfriend newly relocated from New York. And a drifter living at a local campground dangerously links them all. Raw, surprising, and funny, this world premiere from the fast-rising author of Kill Floor is about four lonely lives coming together in the search for fulfillment.

The creative team for Fulfillment Center includes Andrew Lieberman (scenic design), Ásta Bennie Hostetter (costume design), Pat Collins (lighting design), and Ryan Rumery (sound design).

Fulfillment Center was commissioned by MTC.

Manhattan Theatre Club, under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. Over the past four and a half decades, MTC productions have earned numerous awards including six Pulitzer Prizes and 20 Tony Awards. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and two Off-Broadway theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, August Wilson’s Jitney; Heisenberg by Simon Stephens; The Father by Florian Zeller with translation by Christopher Hampton; Fool For Love by Sam Shepard; Airline Highway by Lisa D’Amour; Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein; Outside Mullingar and Doubt by John Patrick Stanley; The Commons of Pensacola by Amanda Peet; Murder Ballad by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash; Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney; The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg; Wit by Margaret Edson; Venus in Fur by David Ives; Good People and Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire; The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez; Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies; Ruined by Lynn Nottage; Proof by David Auburn; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife by Charles Busch; Love! Valour! Compassion! by Terrence McNally; The Piano Lesson by August Wilson; Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley; and Ain’t Misbehavin’, the Fats Waller musical. For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

The Studio at Stage II is Manhattan Theatre Club’s initiative at New York City Center – Stage II (131 West 55thStreet). The initiative launched in 2012 with the sold out, critically acclaimed world premiere of Murder Ballad, the rock musical by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash and has continued with the critically acclaimed premieres of Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraneyTaking Care of Baby by Dennis KellyThe Lion by Benjamin ScheuerBy The Water by Sharyn RothsteinHeisenberg by Simon StephensImportant Hats of the Twentieth Century by Nick JonesThe Ruins of Civilization by Penelope Skinner, and Sell/Buy/Date by Sarah Jones.

The Studio at Stage II has been partially underwritten with a major grant from The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust

TICKETING INFORMATION

Tickets for Fulfillment Center can be purchased online at www.nycitycenter.org, by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212, or by visiting the New York City Center box office (131 West 55thStreet).

In order to ensure that tickets to Fulfillment Center are affordable to the widest and most diverse audiences possible, MTC will price all tickets during the show’s initial five-week run at $30.

For more information and to sign up for MTC’s “30 Under 30” program for theatregoers age 30 and under visit www.manhattantheatreclub.com/30under30/.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

·         TUESDAY, JUNE 20 – SUNDAY, JUNE 25 (WEEK OF OPENING): Wednesday-Sundayat 7:30PM; Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2:30PM. The curtain time for the Tuesday, June 20 opening night performance is at 7:30PM. There are only seven performances on sale to the public this week.

·         TUESDAY, JUNE 27 – SUNDAY, JULY 2: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday at 7:30PM; Matinees on Wednesday and Sunday at 2:30PM; Dark on Saturday.There are only seven performances this week.

·         MONDAY, JULY 3 – SUNDAY, JULY 9: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30PM; Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2:30PM; Dark on Tuesday.

Trevor Chauvin