written and directed by John Patrick Shanley
World premier production at Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City Center Stage 1
Previews begin January 19, 2016. Opens February 9, 2016
With Annika Boras, Timothée Chalamet, Robert Sean Leonard, Chris McGarry and 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).
The creative team for Prodigal Son will feature Santo Loquasto (scenic design), Jennifer von Mayrhauser (costume design), Natasha Katz (lighting design) and Fitz Patton (sound design).