Young "Interstellar" Star and Tony Winner Lead Cast of MTC's Prodigal Son

News   Young "Interstellar" Star and Tony Winner Lead Cast of MTC's Prodigal Son
Manhattan Theatre Club has announced casting for the world premiere of Prodigal Son by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley. The cast will be led by Timothée Chalamet, who played young Tom in the Oscar-winning film "Interstellar" and Finn in the hit TV series "Homeland," alongside Tony winner Robert Sean Leonard (The Invention of Love, Long Day's Journey Into Night).

Timothée Chalamet in "Interstellar"
Timothée Chalamet in "Interstellar"

Performances are set to begin Jan. 19, 2016 at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I. An official opening night is scheduled for Feb. 9.

Written and directed by Shanley, the play is billed as an "explosive portrait of a young man on the verge of salvation or destruction." The story follows a teenage boy from the Bronx, played by Chalamet, who is suddenly thrown into the world of a private school in New Hampshire. Violent, gifted, lonely and alienated, he prompts his teacher, played by Leonard, to struggle with the question of whether he is a genius or a train wreck.

The cast will also feature Annika Boras (Chair), Chris McGarry (Doubt) and David Potters, making his New York stage debut. The creative team features Santo Loquasto (scenic design), Ann Roth (costume design), Natasha Katz (lighting design) and Fitz Patton (sound design).

Shanley is the author of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Doubt and the Oscar-winning film "Moonstruck," starring Cher. He was nominated for an Academy Award again in 2009 for the adapted screenplay to his stage work, "Doubt," a film version starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Tickets are available for MTC subscribers; new and renewing subscribers can join the 2015-16 season by calling The MTC Clubline at (212) 399-3050. For more information on Manhattan Theatre Club and their upcoming 2015-16 season, visit MTC. Single ticket information will be announced at a later date. MTC at New York City Center – Stage I is located at 131 West 55th St.

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