Previews Begin: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Opening Night: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
In Providence, Rhode Island, habitually widowed Atalanta (Sherie Rene Scott) pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer Barry Dragonetti (Jason Alexander). Intending to settle her latest husband’s affairs, this larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney. Add Barry’s impossible Croatian mother (Mary Testa), a dash of current politics and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion. This feisty romantic comedy could only come from John Patrick Shanley, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the MTC hits Doubt and Outside Mullingar, and the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Moonstruck.
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The Portuguese Kid is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.
World premiere written and directed by John Patrick Shanley
With Jason Alexander, Pico Alexander, Sherie Rene Scott, Mary Testa