A single schoolteacher living in a small Boston suburb receives a financial proposal that could change her daughter’s life, in a new play that examines the cost of educational opportunity in America today.
From the producers: IIn a small Boston suburb, a single schoolteacher is struggling to get by when the wealthy father of one of her students surprises her with a financial proposal that could change her daughter’s life. Suddenly, their worlds collide in ways that open up the question: what truly separates the haves and the have nots? Is it wrong to seize an incredible chance, even if the circumstances seem questionable? Loosely inspired by a passage from “The Great Gatsby”, this timely new play probes the troubling relationship of finance to educational opportunity in American life today.
Author Anthony Giardina's plays include "The City of Conversation," "Living at Home" and "Scenes from La Vie de Boheme." He is a regular contributor to publications such as The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Esquire, and Harper's. His books include "Men With Debts," "A Boy's Pretensions," "Recent History," "The Country of Marriage" and "White Guys." "Dan Cody’s Yacht" is loosely inspired from a passage in "The Great Gatsby."
The cast of "Dan Cody’s Yacht" includes Kristen Bush, Meredith Forlenza, Laura Kai Chen, Rick Holmes, Roxanna Hope Radja, John Kroft, Jordan Lage and Casey Whyland. Tony Award winner Doug Hughes ("Doubt," "Frozen") directs.
What's Manhattan Theatre Club? One of three not-for-profit organizations that produce a season on Broadway each year, MTC also has two smaller stages at City Center, where they produce mostly modern plays (and sometimes musicals) in a fairly conventional style. More here.