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Prodigal Son

Prodigal Son

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Off-Broadway – New York City Center Stage I

Running Time: 95 minutes, with no intermission

“PURE, SPLENDID JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY!” –Time Out New York, CRITICS’ PICK

“THE GIFTED TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET IS A RISING STAR.” –The New York Times

“ROBERT SEAN LEONARD is EXCELLENT!” –The Huffington Post

“4 STARS” –Time Out New York
“4 STARS” –Daily News
“4 STARS” –The Guardian

From the 2015-16 Season

Final performance was March 27th, 2016

“PURE, SPLENDID JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY!” –Time Out New York, CRITICS’ PICK

World Premiere play Written and Directed by John Patrick Shanley

With Annika Boras, Timothée Chalamet, Robert Sean Leonard, Chris McGarry, David Potters

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).

Lead support for Prodigal Son has been provided by MTC’s Producing Fund Partner, Ned Lustbader. Additional support for Prodigal Son is provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie FoundationProdigal Son is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Running time: 95 minutes, with no intermission.

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