A crisis of faith propels an ordinary middle-aged man into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery in this wickedly funny, spiritually complex play.
From the producers: Sometimes even the most devout can lose their faith. When Ken, a middle aged man from Nebraska, suddenly finds he's lost his, along with his sense of purpose, he goes on a wild adventure to find it. Along the way he encounters a world vastly different from his own, filled with chance meetings and romantic encounters that shake him to the core...a fascinating exploration into what happens when we lose our belief system and the characters that come into our lives on the path to a meaningful existence.
Playwright Tracy Letts received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play "August: Osage County" and a Tony Award for his portrayal of George in the 2013 revival of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" "Man from Nebraska" was nominated for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The cast is led by Tony winner Reed Birney ("The Humans"). He is joined on stage by Annette O’Toole ("Smallville"), Heidi Armbruster, Tom Bloom, Annika Boras, Nana Mensah, Max Gordon Moore, Kathleen Peirce and William Ragsdale. David Cromer ("Our Town") directs.What's Second Stage?
Second Stage is a long-running producing organization with a recently redesigned Off-Broadway theater in the heart of the midtown theater district, and a smaller space (the company's original home) on the Upper West Side. Established as a 'Second Stage' for shows that didn't find an audience the first time around, the company now combines revivals with new work, and several of its shows have recently made the jump to larger houses across the street. The fare is sometimes a bit racy, but often very approachable...call it quirkiness with an edge. More here