‘Dont Go Gentle,’ Starring Maxx Brawer and Angela Lewis, Opens Off-Broadway

Posted on October 16, 2012 /Theater

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(Tonya Pinkins joins son Maxx Brawer and Angela Lewis at 'Dont Go Gentle' Opening)

Angela Lewis and Maxx Brawer star in the MCC Theater production of Stephen Belber’s Don’t Go Gentle, which opened on Sunday, Oct 4 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre and will run through Nov 4.

The play centers around a retired conservative judge (Michael Cristofer) who volunteers to do pro bono legal work with a vulnerable African-American ex-con (Lewis) with a troubled teenage son (Brawer), while working to restore his relationships with his own children.

MCC bills the play: “By all accounts, Judge Lawrence Driver was a powerhouse on the bench but a failure at home. Now retired and widowed, Lawrence volunteers to help Tanya, a young African American single mother caught up in legal red tape – and the kind of woman he regularly put behind bars. But do-overs don’t come easy for either Lawrence or Tanya, especially when race, class and the long-simmering resentments of Judge Driver’s adult children boil to the surface in this searing and surprising family drama.”

'Don't Go Gentle' Opens at MCC Theater

For tickets, call (212) 352-3101 or visit mcctheater.org. The Lucille Lortel Theatre  is located at 121 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014.

(Photos: Jennifer Broski/MCC)