“The Penitent is TIMELY AND EXCITING!”
“You can still hear a little of that old MAMETIAN MAGIC. The language is both casual and formal and the result can be wonderful — like Schubert scoring a boxing match.”
–The New York Times
“BAUER MAKES A HEARTY MEAL OF MAMET’S JUICY DIALOGUE.”
“ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL DRAMATISTS.”
World Premiere Play
By DAVID MAMET
Directed by NEIL PEPE
Linda Gross Theater, 336 W. 20th St
Run time: Approximately 90 minutes with a brief intermission.
Featuring Chris Bauer (“True Blood,” “Survivor’s Remorse”), Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (“Walking Dead,” “The Wire”), Jordan Lage (Race, Ghost Stories) and Rebecca Pidgeon (The Winslow Boy, “Phil Spector”)
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A renowned psychiatrist is asked to testify on behalf of a young patient. When he refuses, his career, ethics and faith are thrown into question.
A thrilling world premiere from the great American dramatist and Atlantic co-founder David Mamet.
Production photos by Doug Hamilton
TIM MACKABEE (Scenic Designer). Atlantic: Guards at the Taj (2016 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Set Design), Our New Girl. Broadway: The Elephant Man (starring Bradley Cooper), Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (dir. Spike Lee). West End: The Elephant Man. Off-Broadway: Vietgone, Important Hats of the Twentieth Century (MTC), Heathers The Musical, Luce (Lincoln Center Theatre), Gigantic (Vineyard), Much Ado About Nothing (Public Theatre). Regional: ACT San Francisco, Ford’s Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Old Globe, Center Stage Baltimore, Denver Center, Portland Center Stage, Cleveland Play House, Dallas Theatre Center, Geva Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Syracuse Stage, South Coast Repertory, Victory Gardens Theatre, Bay Street Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Arden Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, The Muny, Williamstown Theatre Festival (9 seasons.) Dance: Doug Varone & Dancers, Cedar Lake Dance. TV: Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo, Gotham, Smash, The Today Show. Education: North Carolina School of the Arts, Yale School of Drama. timothymackabeedesign.com
LAURA BAUER (Costume Designer). The Penitent marks Laura’s 11th design of a David Mamet play and the second world premiere. She started with Speed the Plow in Chicago, then did that one again on Broadway years later under the shadow of actor with mercury poisoning and the exceptional direction of Neil Pepe. She did American Buffalo twice, once in Chicago, once in London at the Donmar Warehouse. Later came the Three Sisters and Dangerous Corner adaptations, The Glengarry Glen Ross on Broadway with Liev in it, November (world premiere #1) on Broadway and then again in LA at The Taper. A few years back Neil and she did A Life in the Theatre on Broadway with something like 17 full costume changes for Patrick Stewart alone. The longest one was 33 seconds. While working on Speed the Plow in 1989, David Mamet off handedly suggested that she go to NY and meet up with his company there, the Atlantic Theater Company. So, she did. Laura has been a company member with The Atlantic Theater since 1991. She designs for other people as well.
DONALD HOLDER (Lighting Designer). Atlantic: ‘Three Kinds Of Exile’, ‘Almost an Evening’, ‘Luck, Pluck and Virtue’, ‘Nothing Sacred’. Broadway: Over fifty productions, two Tony awards (‘The Lion King’ and ‘South Pacific’ ) and eleven Tony nominations. Recent projects include: ’Anastasia’, ’Oslo’, ‘In Transit’, ’She Loves Me’, ‘Fiddler On The Roof’, ‘The Father’, ‘The King and I’, ‘On The Twentieth Century’, ‘The Bridges Of Madison County’, ‘Golden Boy’, ‘Spiderman- Turn Off The Dark’, ‘Ragtime’, ‘Movin’ Out’, ‘Bullets Over Broadway’, ‘The Boy From Oz’, ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’, many others. Regional: Center Stage, Arena Stage, Long Wharf, Steppenwolf, Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare, Seattle Rep, Williamstown, Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, Berkeley Rep, Denver Center, Huntington, many others. NY Metropolitan Opera: ‘The Magic Flute’, ‘Two Boys’, ‘Otello’. Television: ‘Smash’ Seasons 1 and 2 (NBC-Dreamworks). Film: ‘Oceans 8’– WB Pictures. Education: Yale School of Drama, Professor of Lighting Design- Rutgers University.
MARY KATHRYN FLYNT (Production Stage Manager) is ever grateful to the wonderful Atlantic family for having her back to work with such talented people and on such an exciting new piece. Her Atlantic credits include: Night Alive; Port Authority. Other Credits: Broadway – Something Rotten! the Musical; Les Miserables; Annie the Musical; Priscilla Queen of the Desert; Billy Elliot: The Musical; The Seafarer; Pygmalion; Journey’s End; Ring of Fire the Johnny Cash Musical; Monty Python’s Spamalot. National Tours – Billy Elliot: The Musical. Off-Broadway – The Busy World is Hushed (Playwrights Horizons). Thanks and lots of love to my family and to Adam. James 1:17
PATRICK WETZEL (Assistant Stage Manager) is happy to return to ATC with Mary Kathryn Flynt having worked on The Night Alive in 2013, written and directed by Conor McPherson. His Broadway credits include Something Rotten, Tuck Everlasting, Aladdin, Spamalot, All About Me, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Producers, Thou Shalt Not, Annie Get Your Gun, Ain’t Broadway Grand. Touring credits include Billy Elliot (Helen Hayes nomination), The Producers, Cinderella, Joseph…Dreamcoat. Film: A Christmas Carol (with Jim Carrey), The Producers, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete.