Man from Nebraska Begins Previews Jan. 26

News   Man from Nebraska Begins Previews Jan. 26
Tony winner Reed Birney stars in the Tracy Letts drama at Second Stage Theatre Off-Broadway.
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Performances begin January 26 for the New York premiere of Man from Nebraska at Second Stage Theatre; David Cromer directs. Tracy Letts’ drama, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, stars Tony winner Reed Birney (The Humans) as a middle-aged Nebraskan man on the search for life’s greater meaning.

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Tracy Letts

The show will officially open February 15.

The cast also features Annette O’Toole (Smallville), Heidi Armbruster (Time Stands Still), Tom Bloom (Henry IV), Annika Boras (The Prodigal Son), Nana Mensah (An African City), Max Gordon Moore (Relatively Speaking), Kathleen Peirce (Our Town), and William Ragsdale (Biloxi Blues).

In Man from Nebraska, a man named Ken Carpenter suddenly finds he has lost his faith—prompting him to go on a wild adventure. “Along the way he encounters a world vastly different from his own, filled with chance meetings and romantic encounters that shake him to the core,” describe production notes from Second Stage. “From the playwright of August: Osage County, comes a fascinating exploration into what happens when we lose our belief system and the characters that come into our lives on the path to a meaningful existence.”

The production features scenic design by Takeshi Kata, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by Keith Parham, and original music and sound design by Daniel Kluger.

Tickets are available by calling the Second Stage Box Office at (212) 246-4422 or visiting All productions are staged at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre, located at 305 West 43rd Street, New York.


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