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 Foundation. Prodigal Son is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.
Running time: 95 minutes, with no intermission.