'MULLINGAR' MOTHERS & SONS and More Set for Philadelphia Theatre Company's 40th Anniversary Season

July 31
10:30 AM 2014
'MULLINGAR' MOTHERS & SONS and More Set for Philadelphia Theatre Company's 40th Anniversary Season

An all-star Philadelphia cast kicks off Philadelphia Theatre Company's 40th Anniversary season with the Pulitzer Prize finalist Detroit by Lisa D'Amour running October 10-November 9 at Philadelphia Theatre Company's Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Directed by Maria Mileaf, the cast features K.O. DelMarcelle, Tom McCarthy, Genevieve Perrier, Steven Rishard, and Matteo J. Scammell.

Previews begin Friday, October 10 with Opening Night on Wednesday, October 15. Performances run Tuesdays through Sundays until November 9. Tickets starting at $46 are available by calling the PTC Box Office at 215-985-0420 or visiting PhiladelphiaTheatreCompany.org. Philadelphia Theatre Company's Suzanne Roberts Theatre is located at Broad and Lombard Streets in Center City Philadelphia.

Detroit was a finalist for the Pulitzer and Susan Smith Blackburn Prizes. The play premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago in 2010 and subsequently ran Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in Fall 2012 where it won the Obie Award for Best New American Play in 2013.

"Detroit is a timely and provocative dark comedy about the effects of economic uncertainty on a middle-class couple and the country's fraying social fabric. We are thrilled to entrust D'Amour's powerful play to PTC director Maria Mileaf and a wonderful cast that includes returning actors Genevieve Perrier and Tom McCarthy," said PTC's Executive Producing Director Sara Garonzik.

Somewhere in the suburbs, Ben and Mary welcome into their lives the transient couple who've moved into the deserted house next door. As this foursome bonds over backyard barbecues, their fragile neighborly connection threatens to unravel and change them forever. Shining both a disturbing and bracingly funny spotlight on our country's middle class, Detroit exposes the raw nerves that live just beneath the surface in the pursuit of the American dream.

PTC's 40th Anniversary season continues with Tony-nominated Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley (November 28-December 28); Tony-nominated Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally (February 6-March 8); brownsville song (b-side for Tray) by Kimber Lee (May 1-May 31), co-produced with the Long Wharf Theatre; and the off-Broadway hit musical Murder for Two with book and music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair (June 6-June 28).

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