Comedian Mindy Kaling of The Office and The Mindy Project wrote and performed MATT & BEN with fellow actor Brenda Withers in 2002 at the NY International Fringe Festival where it won Best Production. The hilarious play takes us back to 1996 and the pivotal moment when the finished script for Good Will Hunting falls from the ceiling into Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s grungy apartment, a moment that will change their lives forever.
The play was a hot list pick by Rolling Stone and Time Magazine chose it as one of their Top 10 Theatrical Events. AV was intrigued by the play, in particular the moment where the potential for fame can change the direction of your life and complicate your close relationships. As AV produced Ride the Cyclone has just started its jubilant Chicago run produced by NY producer Kevin McCollum (Avenue Q, Rent), the subject matter hit close to home.
November 10 to 15th, 2015 at 8pm
$22 (advanced through ticketrocket.co / CASH ONLY at the door)
The Roxy (2657 Quadra St.)
SPECIAL TUESDAY NOVEMBER 10TH ONLY
2-FOR-1 Advanced Tickets
PWYC at the Door
Directed by Jacob Richmond with Amanda Lisman as Matt Damon and Britt Small as Ben Affleck
Production Design - James Insell
Assistant Production Design - Brady Taylor
Lighting Design - RJ Peters
Production Manager and Sound Design - Alex Wlasenko
Stage Management - John Han
Assistant Producer - Andrew Barrett
“Matt & Ben” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.