BEIRUT Encore Virtual Benefit Reading
An MCC VIRTUAL BENEFIT READING: an encore of the thrilling reading of the play that launched MCC in 1987.
MARISA TOMEI, OSCAR ISAAC, AND PATRICK BREEN
Set in a dingy Lower East Side apartment in the 1980s, Beirut follows the story of Torch (played by Oscar Isaac), a young man who is in quarantine after testing positive to a nameless disease. His girlfriend (Marisa Tomei, reprising her award-winning role from 1987), refuses to leave him isolating alone. It’s raunchy, it’s real, it’s poetic; and it reminds us of the power of stories, and their role in fostering hope, solidarity and documentation of extraordinary times.
by ALAN BOWNE
directed by WILL CANTLER
featuring MARISA TOMEI, OSCAR ISAAC, AND PATRICK BREEN