MTC's THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA with Blythe Danner & Sarah Jessica Parker Begins Performances Tonight
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA by Amanda Peet, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow begins previews tonight at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).
The limited engagement, which opens Thursday, November 21, has already been extended due to overwhelming demand and must close on Sunday, January 26. This is the last possible extension for the production.
THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA stars Emmy and Tony award winner Blythe Danner, Zoe Levin (The Way Way Back),Ali Marsh ("In Plain Sight"), Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael Stahl-David(Cloverfield), and Nilaja Sun (No Child...).
Judith (Blythe Danner) has been divested of her assets and forced to leave her luxurious New York life after her husband's Wall Street scam became headline news. When her daughter Becca (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Becca's filmmaker boyfriend (Michael Stahl-David) pay Judith a visit to the one bedroom condo Judith now occupies in Pensacola, Florida, everyone's motives are called into question. How will past and present circumstances inform how this family moves into the future?
THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA is an incisive and funny new play about trying to love your family even when you hate what they've done.
This new play marks the reunion of Danner and Parker who previously starred together in MTC's 1995 hit production Sylvia by A.R. Gurney.
The creative team for THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA includes Santo Loquasto (scenic design), Tom Broecker (costume design), Jason Lyons (lighting design), Jill BC Du Boff (sound design), and Thomas Schall (fight director).
Lead support for THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA is provided by MTC's Producing Fund Partner, Andrew Martin-Weber. Special thanks to The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting Manhattan Theatre Club. Additional support for THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA is provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
Tickets for THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA are available by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212, online by visitingwww.nycitycenter.org, or by visiting New York City Center box office (131 West 55th Street). All tickets are $105.
Subscription packages for the 2013-14 season, including THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA, offer a discounted ticket price and are available by calling the MTC Clubline at 212-399-3050 or online at www.manhattantheatreclub.com/subscribe. MTC's commitment to the next generation of theatergoers through the 30 Under 30 Program continues with THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA. Audience members 30 years old and younger will have the opportunity to buy a limited number of $30 tickets (maximum two tickets per person) to THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA and to all MTC productions. For more information, visit: www.manhattantheatreclub.com/30-under-30
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country's most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. Over the past three decades, MTC productions have earned a total of 19 Tony Awards and six Pulitzer Prizes, an accomplishment unparalleled by a New York theatrical institution. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and two Off-Broadway theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). Since January 2011, Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) has taken the lead in programming and execution at MTC's Off-Broadway home. Renowned MTC productions include The Assembled Parties; Venus in Fur;Master Class; Good People; The Whipping Man; Time Stands Still; The Royal Family; Ruined; The American Plan; Come Back, Little Sheba; Blackbird; Translations; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist's Wife; Love! Valour! Compassion!; A Small Family Business; Sylvia; Putting It Together; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain't Misbehavin.'