Man from Nebraska Opens at Second Stage

Off-Broadway News   Man from Nebraska Opens at Second Stage
Tracy Letts’ drama, starring Tony winner Reed Birney, makes its Off-Broadway debut February 15.
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Reed Birney and Heidi Armbruster Joan Marcus

The New York premiere of Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts’ Man from Nebraska officially opens February 15 at Second Stage Theatre, starring Tony winner Reed Birney (The Humans) as a middle-aged Nebraskan man on the search for life’s greater meaning. David Cromer directs the Off-Broadway drama, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

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Tracy Letts

Performances began January 26 at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre, located at 305 West 43rd Street, New York.

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


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