Ripley goes ‘Wild’

Breen, Glick also on tap for MCC play

Alice Ripley is among the thesps onboard for MCC Theater’s Off Broadway production of new play “Wild Animals You Should Know.”

Ripley, who picked up a Tony for her perf in Main Stem tuner “Next to Normal,” will play the mother of Matthew, a teen portrayed by Jay Armstrong Johnson. World preem by Thomas Higgins focuses on the fraught friendship between Matthew and another teen played by Gideon Glick (“Spring Awakening”). Patrick Breen (“The Normal Heart,” “Next Fall”) appears as Matthew’s father, who joins the two boys as a chaperone at a wilderness scouting camp.

John Behlmann (“Journey’s End”) and Daniel Stewart Sherman (“Desire Under the Elms”) round out the cast. Trip Cullman helms.

“Wild Animals” begins previews Nov. 3 and opens Nov. 20 at the Lucille Lortel Theater. Current MCC offering “The Submission,” starring Jonathan Groff and Rutina Wesley, is now in previews and opens Sept. 26.

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