A shy, Midwestern man masquerading as a highbrow Londoner in New York City charms his way into a wealthy family’s life and his increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to unravel his persona in a solo play starring Billy Crudup.
From the producers: A sexually charged, wickedly funny one-man thriller starring Tony Award winner Billy Crudup, Harry Clarke is the story of a shy Midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as a cocky Londoner. Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman, he charms his way into a wealthy family's life as the seductive and precocious Harry, whose increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to undo more than his persona.
Obie Award winner David Cale's thriller returns Off Broadway following a twice-extended world premiere at Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre in 2017. Here's a quick New York Times video from the Vineyard premiere:
Crudup earned a Tony Award in 2007 for his performance in "The Coast of Utopia." He received previous nominations for the 2002 revival of "The Elephant Man," "The Pillowman," and in the 2011 production of "Arcadia." He has since appeared on Broadway in the repertory productions of "Waiting for Godot" and "No Man’s Land." Tony nominee Leigh Silverman ("Violet") directs.