WHEN: Sept. 8 (previews) – Oct. 15; opens Sept. 16
WHERE: McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place, Princeton
Buried secrets, blackmail, and false identities race onto the stage in Simpatico, a tragicomedy about the slippery netherworld of thoroughbred racing from Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Sam Shepard.
McCarter is proud to collaborate with the acclaimed Chicago ensemble A Red Orchid Theatre to bring this riveting American drama to Princeton, starring Tony and Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, Nocturnal Animals, Long Day’s Journey Into Night) and members of A Red Orchid Theatre.
“A sharply hilarious lament for a mythic America and the fallout of one quintessential con.”– Chicago Sun Times
“It is like a cross between a modern film noir, Ibsenesque thriller and revenge drama.”– London Evening Standard.
Celebrating Sam Shepard
WHEN: November 5, 1943 – July 27, 2017
“One of the most important playwrights of his generation, Sam Shepard shaped the American theater from the moment his plays appeared on our stages—and in so many theaters across the globe—in the late 1960s. We dedicate our opening play of the season, Sam's Simpatico featuring A Red Orchid Theatre, to his memory. In this way, he lives on." —Emily Mann, Artistic Director/Resident Playwright