The Break of Noon
January 25 - March 6, 2011
Gil Cates Theater
Playwright and provocateur Neil LaBute’s newest play takes off from George Bernard Shaw’s quote: “All truths begin as blasphemies.” And then we meet John Smith. He’s a selfish, philandering liar – or at least he was. After hearing the voice of God during a tragic office shooting, this imperfect man reforms himself and goes on a mission to spread the word about a better way of life. But is John’s divine encounter merely a ploy for celebrity, a chance to escape his rocky past, or is it part of an infinite and almighty plan? In The Break of Noon, LaBute explores the trials and tribulations of a modern day prophet – and what he signifies in a jaded world that is thousands of years removed from burning bushes and stone tablets.
Performance Notes: Running time is 90 minutes with no intermission. Contains a strobe effect and mature language/subject matter.
A co-production with MCC Theater.