The Penitent

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) presents the world premiere play The Penitent, by Atlantic’s Pulitzer Prize-winning co-founder David Mamet, directed by artistic director Neil Pepe.

The Penitent will feature Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (“The Walking Dead,” The Machinist, “The Wire”) and Atlantic Theater Company ensemble members Chris Bauer (“True Blood,” Broadway’s A Streetcar Named Desire, “The Wire”), Jordan Lage (Broadway’s Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed-the-Plow, Race), and Rebecca Pidgeon (The Spanish Prisoner, “The Unit,” Broadway’s The Old Neighborhood).

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A renowned psychiatrist (Bauer) is asked to testify on behalf of a young patient. When he refuses, his career, ethics and faith are thrown into question.

The Penitent will begin previews Monday, February 8, officially open Monday, February 27 and play a limited engagement through Sunday, March 19, 2017, Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).

Lawrence Gilliard Jr. has been featured on television in the series “The Walking Dead” and “The Wire,” in the films Straight Out of Brooklyn and The Machinist and Off-Broadway in Zooman and the Sign and Police Boys.

Atlantic Theater Company ensemble member Chris Bauer returns to Atlantic where he has starred in What Rhymes with America, The Night Heron, Parlour Song and Mojo. He currently stars on the Starz series "Survivor's Remorse."

Atlantic Theater Company ensemble member Jordan Lage has appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning revival of Our Town, Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Inherit the Wind and the Mamet plays The Old Neighborhood, Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed-the-Plow and Race.

Atlantic Theater Company ensemble member Rebecca Pidgeon has starred in the films The Spanish Prisoner, The Winslow Boy, State and Main, Heist, Red, Two Bit Waltz and was featured in The Divergent Series: Allegiant. She starred as Deeny in Mamet’s The Old Neighborhood on Broadway and originated the role of Carol in Oleanna Off-Broadway.