The Portuguese Kid

The Portuguese Kid

by John Patrick Shanley

Originally produced at Manhattan Theatre Club, New York, NY

September 19 to December 3, 2017

About the Premiere Production:

Synopsis: 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.

Director:  John Patrick Shanley

Set Designer: John Lee Beatty

Lighting Designer: Peter Kaczorowski

Costume Designer: William Ivey Long

Sound Designer:Obadiah Eaves

Additional funders: The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust