Michael Stahl-David (Cloverfield, TV's My Generation) is headed to Pensacola with Sarah Jessica Parker. He joins the complete cast of Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Commons of Pensacola by actress-turned-playwright Amanda Peet. The off-Broadway production, also starring Tony winner Blythe Danner, is scheduled to begin performances on October 22 at New York City Center Stage I. Opening night is set for November 21, directed by MTC artistic director Lynne Meadow.
Joining Parker, Danner and Stahl-David are Zoe Levin (The Way Way Back), Ali Marsh (TV's In Plain Sight) and Nilaja Sun (No Child...).
The Commons of Pensacola centers on Judith (Danner), a woman who has been divested of her assets and forced to leave her luxurious New York life after her husband’s Wall Street scam became headline news. When her daughter Becca (Parker) and Becca’s filmmaker boyfriend (Stahl-David) pay Judith a visit to the one-bedroom condo Judith now occupies in Pensacola, Florida, everyone’s motives are called into question. How will past and present circumstances inform how this family moves into the future?
The Commons of Pensacola marks Peet's professional playwrighting debut and the reunion of Danner and Parker, who previously starred together in MTC’s 1995 production of A.R. Gurney's Sylvia. The production will feature scenic design by Santo Loquasto, costume design by Tom Broecker, lighting design by Jason Lyons and sound design by Jill BC Du Boff.