The Young Man from Atlanta

Previews begin November 5, 2019; Opening November 2019 (Exact Date T/C); Limited Engagement through December 8, 2019 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd St.)

Contact: Chris Boneau / Heath Schwartz / Imani Punch

Signature Theatre will present a revival of THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA written by Pulitzer Prize winner Horton Foote and directed by Michael Wilson.

Danger waits just underneath the surface in Horton Foote’s powerful, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of an aging couple still reeling from the death of their only child. Set against the backdrop of a rapidly modernizing 1950s Houston, the Kidder family’s lives are turned upside down once again when a figure from their son’s past shows up in town. They deny, deflect and deceive in an effort to avoid the danger but can’t avoid the inevitable reckoning. How far will these grieving parents go to avoid the truths this young man from Atlanta might reveal? Director Michael Wilson (The Orphans’ Home Cycle, The Old Friends), the premier interpreter of Foote’s work, returns to Signature to spearhead the first New York revival of this beautiful, heartbreaking play that explores and dissects the American dream while revealing the depths we go to in order to keep ourselves safe.