MTC's THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA, with Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker, Extends thru January 26, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club has announced that due to overwhelming demand, The Commons of Pensacola, the world premiere play currently in rehearsals at MTC, is extending an additional three weeks. The limited engagement, which begins previews on Tuesday, October 22 in advance of a Thursday, November 21 opening at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street), must close on Sunday, January 26. This is the last possible extension for the production.
Tickets for the extension will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, October 4 at 10AM by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212, online by visiting www.nycitycenter.org, or by visiting the New York City Center box office (131 West 55th Street). Tickets are $105. Best availability for tickets begins after December 23.
THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA the new play by Amanda Peet, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow, 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.
THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA is presented as part of MTC's 2013-2014 season, joining the previously announced world premiere productions of THE SNOW GEESE by Sharr White, directed by Daniel Sullivan with Mary-Louise Parker, Danny Burstein, Victoria Clark, Evan Jonigkeit, Brian Cross, Christopher Innvar and Jessica Love; OUTSIDE MULLINGAR byJohn Patrick Shanley, directed by Doug Hughes with Brían F. O'Byrne and Debra Messing; CASA VALENTINA by Harvey Fierstein, directed by Joe Mantello; TALES FROM RED VIENNA by David Grimm, directed by Kate Whoriskey; WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID by Sarah Treem, directed by Pam MacKinnon with Cherry Jones; and TAKING CARE OF BABY by Dennis Kelly, directed by Erica Schmidt with Reed Birney, Kristen Bush, Amelia Campbell and Margaret Colin. One additional production for the 2013-2014 season will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets for The Commons of Pensacola are available by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212, online by visiting www.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.'
For more information on MTC, visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.
· TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday at 7 PM; Thursday throughSaturday at 8 PM. Matinee on Sunday at 2 PM. There will only be seven performances this week.
· MONDAY, OCTOBER 28 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday at 7 PM; Thursdaythrough Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.
· MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (INCLUDING WEEK OF OPENING): Tuesday andWednesday at 7 PM; Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM. Please note that tickets will not be on sale to the general public for the Thursday, November 21 opening night performance.
· MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25 - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1 (THANKSGIVING WEEK): Monday through Wednesday at 7 PM; Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM. There will be no performance on Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving Day).
· MONDAY, DECEMBER 2 - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM; Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. Please note there will only be seven performances on sale to the general public this week.
· MONDAY, DECEMBER 9 - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM; Thursday throughSaturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.
· MONDAY, DECEMBER 23 - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29 (CHRISTMAS WEEK): Monday and Sunday at 7 PM;Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. There will be no performance on Tuesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) or Wednesday, December 25 (Christmas Day). Please note there will only be seven performances on sale to the general public this week.
· MONDAY, DECEMBER 30 - SUNDAY, JANUARY 5 (NEW YEAR'S WEEK): Wednesday and Sunday at 7 PM;Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM. There will be no performance on Tuesday, December 31 (New Year's Eve).
· *EXTENSION WEEKS* MONDAY, JANUARY 6 - SUNDAY, JANUARY 26: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM;Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.