The Portuguese Kid

Theater

MTC Stage I at City Center

Opening night: Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Tickets $95 – $112.50

Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes with no intermission

Overview

Overview

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World premiere written and directed by John Patrick Shanley
With Jason AlexanderPico Alexander, Aimee CarreroSherie Rene Scott, Mary Testa

In Providence, Rhode Island, habitually widowed Atalanta (Sherie Rene Scott) pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer Barry Dragonetti (Jason Alexander). Intending to settle her latest husband’s affairs, this larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney. Add Barry’s impossible Croatian mother (Mary Testa), a dash of current politics and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion. This feisty romantic comedy could only come from John Patrick Shanley, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the MTC hits Doubt  and Outside Mullingar, and the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Moonstruck.

The Portuguese Kid is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.


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