Under the direction of artistic director BJ Jones, the play about a father's illness and its toll on his wife and son will now run to June 26. Chicago actor Thomas J. Cox plays the son.
The play has received solid notices. The box office has had the highest post-opening sales ever and the production has set a new record for online sales.
Here's how Northlight bills the play: "In a summer cottage on Chesapeake Bay, Gunner has hatched an unorthodox plan to secure his family's future but meets with resistance from his wife and son, who have plans of their own. As winter approaches, the three must quickly find common ground and come to an understanding — before the tide goes out. This new drama, featuring Northlight favorite John Mahoney, hums with dark humor and powerful emotion."
Tony Award winner Mahoney (The House of Blue Leaves) returns to Northlight after appearing in A Life and Better Late. Reed makes her first Chicago appearance since her Tony Award-winning turn in August: Osage County and her role in TV's "Mike and Molly." Cox is a founding member of the 2011 Tony Award-winning Lookingglass Theatre Company. He previously appeared at Northlight in Pride & Prejudice and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.
The Outgoing Tide is the recipient of a 2010 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award. The production is supported in part by The Lehman Family American Experience Series and Nuveen Investments. This play was the recipient of the Selma Melvoin Playwriting Award, given by Northlight Theatre. For more information, visit Nortghlight.org.
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