Prodigal Son

Prodigal Son

by John Patrick Shanley

Originally produced at Manhattan Theatre Club, New York, NY

From the 2015 - 16 Season, Final Performance was March 27th, 2016.

About the Premiere Production:



Prodigal Son is a passionate, explosive portrait of a young man on the verge of salvation or destruction, written and directed by John Patrick Shanley (of Tony, Academy Award, and Pulitzer Prize fame). A 17-year-old boy (Timothée Chalamet) from The Bronx finds himself suddenly in a private school in New Hampshire. He’s violent, gifted, alienated, on fire with a ferocious loneliness. Two faculty members (Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard and Chris McGarry) wrestle with the dilemma: Is the kid a star or a disaster?

The world premiere of Prodigal Son marks another exciting step forward in the collaboration between Manhattan Theatre Club and this visceral New York playwright (Doubt, Outside Mullingar).

Cast: Annika Boras, Timothée Chalamet, Robert Sean Leonard, Chris McGarry, David Potters.


Playwright and Director: John Patrick Shanley

Scenic Design: Santo Loquasto

Costume Design: Jennifer Von Mayrhauser

Lighting Design: Natasha Katz

Sound Design: Fitz Patton

Original Music: Paul Simon

Dialect Coach: Charlotte Fleck

Casting: Davecap Casting

Stage Manger: Kyle Gates Production

Assistant Stage Manager: Colleen M. Sherry