by DAVID MAMET
directed by SCOTT ZIGLER
Atlantic Stage 2
May 27 – June 28, 2015
Atlantic’s final 2014/2015 season production is an intimate revival of two haunting short plays by our co-founder and one of America’s most influential dramatists, directed by Ensemble member Scott Zigler (Broadway’s The Old Neighborhood).
The Shawl is the story of a bereaved woman who consults a small-time mystic for guidance. As the mystic collects clues to make contact with the dearly departed, will he help this woman through her grief, or merely help himself?
In Prairie du Chien, a railroad car speeding through the Wisconsin night is the setting for a story of obsessive jealousy, murder and suicide, punctuated by a friendly card game that explodes into a moment of menace.
Cast & Creative
“Feel the full hypnotic pull of this playful drama! Mr. Lage and Mr. Howard speak with a quiet authority that demands that you lean in to listen! Mr. Mamet’s way with words identifies the method behind the
the new york times
“Evocatively staged by Scott Zigler, the work is consistently engrossing! an intriguing atmospheric piece that benefits greatly from Arliss Howard’s understated performance!”
the hollywood reporter
Photos by Ahron R. Foster