Jim Norton, Ciaran Hinds & More Set for Atlantic Theater Company's THE NIGHT ALIVE
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) just announced the final production of its 2013-2014 season - the American premiere of the critically acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of THE NIGHT ALIVE, written and directed by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Conor McPherson.
This limited nine week engagement follows a sold-out run at the Donmar Warehouse earlier this year.
THE NIGHT ALIVE will feature the celebrated ensemble cast direct from The Donmar Warehouse production - Caoilfhionn Dunne, Brian Gleeson, Ciarán Hinds, Michael McElhatton and Tony Award winner Jim Norton.
THE NIGHT ALIVE will begin previews Saturday, November 30; officially open Thursday, December 12; and play a limited engagement through Sunday, January 26, 2014 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).
Tommy's not a bad man, he's getting by. Renting a run-down room in his Uncle Maurice's house, just about keeping his ex-wife and kids at arm's length and rolling from one get-rich-quick scheme to the other with his pal Doc. Then one day he comes to the aid of Aimee, who's not had it easy herself, struggling through life the only way she knows how. Their past won't let go easily. But together there's a glimmer of hope they could make something more of their lives. Something extraordinary. Perhaps.
With inimitable warmth, style and craft, Conor McPherson's latest play deftly mines the humanity to be found in the most unlikely of situations.
THE NIGHT ALIVE marks the return of Olivier Award winning and Tony Award nominated playwright Conor McPherson to Atlantic, where his plays Port Authority and Dublin Carol previously received award winning premiere productions. The acclaimed Broadway production of his play The Seafarer received four Tony Award nominations, including Best Play.He was recently represented Off Broadway with the critically hailed, extended engagement of The Weir at The Irish Repertory Theatre Company.
THE NIGHT ALIVE received its world premiere at The Donmar Warehouse this summer. This production will mark the Donmar Warehouse's third production to open in New York this Autumn, following The Machine, a co-production with Manchester International Festival and Park Avenue Armory, New York, where it played in New York earlier this month, and Julius Caesar, which will open at St. Ann's Warehouse on October 9.