Thanks to overwhelming public demand, Manhattan Theatre Club has announced a three-week extension for Amanda Peet's world premiere of The Commons of Pensacola before it even opens on November 21. Starring Emmy winner Sarah Jessica Parker and Tony winner Blythe Danner, the play starts previews at off-Broadway’s New York City Center Stage I on October 22, and is now scheduled to run through January 26, 2014.
Directed by Lynne Meadow, 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 (Michael 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?
In addition to Danner, Parker and Stahl-David, the cast of The Commons of Pensacola features Zoe Levin, Ali Marsh and Nilaja Sun.
The creative team for The Commons of Pensacola includes scenic design by Santo Loquasto, costume design by Tom Broecker, lighting design by Jason Lyons and sound design by Jill BC Du Boff.
Watch the video below to find out why Parker and Danner are excited to be reuniting for this world premiere production!