Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street) will produce the world premiere of THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA, a new play by Amanda Peet, directed by MTC’s award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow.
The limited engagement will star Emmy and Tony award winner Blythe Danner, Zoe Levin (The Way Way Back), Ali Marsh ( “In Plain Sight”), Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael Stahl-David (Cloverfield), and Nilaja Sun (No Child…).
Judith (Blythe Danner) has been divested of her assets and forced to leave her luxurious New York life after her husband’s Wall Street scam became headline news. When her daughter Becca (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Becca’s filmmaker boyfriend (Michael Stahl-David) pay Judith a visit to the one bedroom condo Judith now occupies in Pensacola, Florida, everyone’s motives are called into question. How will past and present circumstances inform how this family moves into the future?
THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA is an incisive and funny new play about trying to love your family even when you hate what they’ve done.
THE COMMONS OF PENSACOLA marks Peet’s professional playwriting debut.
Previews begin October 22, 2013 / Opening November 21, 2013 / Limited Engagement
MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street)