Rehearsals Begin for John Patrick Shanley's PRODIGAL SON at MTC

Rehearsals Begin for John Patrick Shanley's PRODIGAL SON at MTC

Rehearsals begin today for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Prodigal Son, the new play written and directed by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley (Doubt, Outside Mullingar).

The limited engagement begins previews Tuesday, January 19 for a Tuesday, February 9 opening night at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).

The cast for Prodigal Son will feature Annika Boras (Chair, An Oresteia), Timothée Chalamet ("Homeland," Interstellar), Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard (The Invention of Love, "House"), Chris McGarry (Defiance, Doubt), and David Potters (New York stage debut).

Prodigal Son is a passionate, explosive portrait of a young man on the verge of salvation or destruction, written and directed by John Patrick Shanley (of Tony, Academy Award, and Pulitzer Prize fame). A 17-year-old boy (Timothée Chalamet) from The Bronx finds himself suddenly in a private school in New Hampshire. He's violent, gifted, alienated, on fire with a ferocious loneliness. Two faculty members (Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard and Chris McGarry) wrestle with the dilemma: Is the kid a star or a disaster?

The world premiere of Prodigal Son marks another exciting step forward in the collaboration between Manhattan Theatre Club and this visceral New York playwright (Doubt, Outside Mullingar).

The creative team for Prodigal Son features Santo Loquasto (scenic design), Jennifer Von Mayrhauser (costume design),Natasha Katz (lighting design), Fitz Patton (sound design), Paul Simon (Original Music), and Charlotte Fleck (dialect coach).

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