Read Reviews for Tracy Letts’ Man from Nebraska with Reed Birney and Annette O’Toole

The Verdict   Read Reviews for Tracy Letts’ Man from Nebraska with Reed Birney and Annette O’Toole
The drama from the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning August: Osage County playwright opened Off-Broadway February 15.
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Annette O'Toole and Reed Birney Joan Marcus

The New York premiere of August: Osage County playwright Tracy Letts’ Man from Nebraska officially opened February 15 at Second Stage Theatre under the direction of David Cromer.

Performances are scheduled through March 12.

The cast includes Reed Birney (The Humans), 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).

Critics’ reviews follow. will continue to update. (Jeremy Gerard)

New York Daily News (Joe Dziemianowicz)

New York Times (Ben Brantley)

Time Out NY (David Cote)

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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