Summer, 1976

Previews begin Fall 2022 at Manhattan Theatre Club's New York City Center - The Studio at Stage II.

Contact: Chris Boneau | Amy Kass | Michelle Farabaugh | Kenya Ameera Williams

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Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director and Barry Grove, Executive Producer) is pleased to present the world premiere of Summer, 1976, written by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn (Proof, The Columnist) and directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes).

Tony Award®- and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Auburn (Proof, The Columnist) returns to MTC with a deeply moving, tenderly insightful new play about friendship, memory, and the small moments that can change the course of our lives forever. Over one fateful summer, an unlikely friendship develops between Diana, a fiercely iconoclastic artist and single mom, and Alice, a free-spirited yet naive young housewife. As the Bicentennial is celebrated across the country, these two young women in Ohio navigate motherhood, ambition, and intimacy, and help each other discover their own independence.  Directing is Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes).

Summer, 1976 was commissioned by MTC through the Bank of America New Play Program.

Casting, creative team, and other listings information for Summer, 1976 will be announced soon.