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Come Back Little Sheba

Closed April 16, 2008

As S. Epatha Merkerson portrays this housebound wife of an alcoholic, in a performance that stops the heart, her gaze is anything but empty

Ben Brantley, New York Times

Why See Come Back Little Sheba?

Lola is a faded beauty queen, trapped in a lonely marriage to Doc, a recovering alcoholic on the brink of relapse. When a pretty young woman becomes a boarder in their cluttered Midwest home, their lives are unsettled as unspoken passions rise to the surface. As the emptiness of their marriage is laid bare, can they find their way back to each other or will they be undone?

Celebrated playwright William Inge explores these powerful themes in Come Back, Little Sheba, a true American classic about lost hopes and unfulfilled promise, told with unflinching honesty and heartbreaking power.

Emmy® Award winner and Tony® Award nominee S. Epatha Merkerson ("Law and Order," Lackawanna Blues) and Tony nominee Kevin Anderson (Death of a Salesman) head the cast in this new production directed by Michael Pressman ("Picket Fences") at Manhattan Theatre Club's Biltmore Theatre.

Previews from : 3rd January 2008
Opened : 24th January 2008
Limited engagement until : 16th April 2008

Audience:  Come Back, Little Sheba  may be inappropriate for children aged 12 and under.  Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the Biltmore Theater.

Run time: 2 hours and 15 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

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Matinee - - 2 pm - - 2 pm 2 pm
Evening - 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm -

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Opening night: 3 January 2008


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