The Young Man from Atlanta

Previews began November 7, 2019; Opening November 24, 2019; Limited Engagement through December 15, 2019 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd St.)

Contact: Chris Boneau / Heath Schwartz / Imani Punch

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

The cast for The Young Man from Atlanta includes Devon Abner (Signature’s The Orphans' Home Cycle and The Trip to Bountiful) as Ted Cleveland Jr., Dan Bittner (Brittany Runs a Marathon) as Tom Jackson, Pat Bowie (Signature’s The Orphans' Home Cycle) as Etta Doris, Kristine Nielsen (Signature’s What I Did Last Summer) as Lily Dale, Jon Orsini (Signature’s Incident at Vichy) as Carson, Stephen Payne (Straight White Men) as Pete Davenport, and Aidan Quinn (CBS’ “Elementary”) as Will Kidder. Additional casting will be determined at a later date.

The creative team for The Young Man from Atlanta includes Jeff Cowie (Scenic Design), Van Broughton Ramsey (Costume Design), David Lander (Lighting Design) and John Gromada (Sound Design & Original Music). The Production Stage Manager is Robert Bennett and Casting is by Caparelliotis Casting.

Danger lurks just below 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 Kidders’ 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 dodge 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 this beautiful, heartbreaking play that explores and dissects the American dream while revealing the depths we go to in order to keep ourselves safe.