Mar. 8: Manhattan Theatre Club to Host Women & Femmes Night Talkback with Maureen Sebastian, Monet Hurst-Mendoza, Sade Lythcott, and Nicki Hunter at THE BEST WE COULD for International Women’s Day

Maureen Sebastian

March 8 is International Women’s Day, and to celebrate, Manhattan Theatre Club is hosting a Women & Femmes Night after the 7pm performance of The Best We Could for a special talkback with Monet Hurst-Mendoza (member of The Kilroys), Sade Lythcott (CEO of National Black Theatre) and Maureen Sebastian (actor in The Best We Could), moderated by Nicki Hunter (Artistic Producer at MTC).

Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere The Best We Could (a family tragedy), written by Emily Feldman (Three Women in Four Chairs, My Lover Joan) and directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love, Fulfillment Center), is currently playing at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street) through Mar. 26.

For $35 tickets to this performance, visit and use code MAPS.

The cast of The Best We Could (a family tragedy) features Aya Cash (“The Boys,” “Welcome to Flatch,” Kings at The Public Theater), Brian D. Coats (August Wilson’s Jitney at MTC / U.S. Tour, On The Levee), Maureen Sebastian (Lonely I’m Not, Thanks for Sharing), Constance Shulman (three-time SAG Award Winner for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series for “Orange is the New Black”), and Tony Award® winner Frank Wood (Side Man, The Great Society).

A daughter’s road trip with her father becomes a theatrical journey across more than just state lines.

This funny, wise, and heartbreaking debut from an exciting new writer is brought to vibrant life by director Daniel Aukin, whom MTC audiences will remember from Fool for Love and Fulfillment Center.

The production’s creative team includes Lael Jellinek (scenic design), Anita Yavich (costume design), Matt Frey (lighting design), Kate Marvin (sound design), Kelly Gillespie (casting), and lark hackshaw (production stage manager).

The Best We Could (a family tragedy) is supported by an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. The production was previously scheduled for the 2019-2020 season, when Feldman was MTC’s 2019-20 Tow Playwright-in-Residence, and delayed due to the COVID shutdown.

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WEEK OF MARCH 13 – Tuesday and Wednesday at 7PM; Thursday-Saturday at 8PM; Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2PM, and an Education Matinee on Wednesday at 1PM.

WEEK OF MARCH 20 – Tuesday-Thursday at 7PM; Friday and Saturday at 8PM; Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2PM.


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