SIMPATICO (Round 2)


Produced in Chicago (2013), A Red Orchid Theatre brings 'Simpatico' to The McCarter Theatre Center. * Kristin E. Ellis as Kelly (Original Chicago Cast)

Buried secrets, blackmail, and false identities race onto the stage in Simpatico, a tragicomedy about the slippery netherworld of thoroughbred racing from Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Sam Shepard. When a simple phone call causes Carter and Vinnie’s shady past to resurface, fierce loyalties that were once hot-blooded begin to run astray. McCarter is proud to collaborate with the acclaimed Chicago ensemble A Red Orchid Theatre to bring this riveting American drama to Princeton, starring Tony and Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, Nocturnal Animals, Long Day’s Journey Into Night) and members of A Red Orchid Theatre.

“A sharply hilarious lament for a mythic America and the fallout of one quintessential con.” – Chicago Sun Times

“It is like a cross between a modern film noir, Ibsenesque thriller and revenge drama.” – London Evening Standard.


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