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The Penitent

Closed March 19, 2017

The new play from Pulitzer winner David Mamet

Why See The Penitent?

The New Play From David Mamet

2017 sees Atlantic Theater Company co-founder David Mamet present a new play at the Linda Gross Theatre, written especially for ATC. A Pulitzer-winning playwright who has shaped American theatre and movies worlds with his sharp, curse-filled dialogue - termed 'Mamet speak' - his explosive past masterpieces include Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed-the-Plow and American Buffalo.

This 2017 premiere is ominously titled The Penitent, and tells the story of a psychiatrist who is asked to testify in a trial involving one of his patients. His career and life is thrown into disaray when he refuses to take the stand. Leading the cast of The Penitent is The Walking Dead's Lawrence Gillard Jr. and True Blood's Chris Bauer. The Penitent promises to be yet another scorching work from a true American master.

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Additional Information


Previews from: 8 February 2017

Opening night: 27 February 2017

Cast and Creative


Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
Chris Bauer as Charles
Jordan Lage as Richard
Rebecca Pidgeon as Kath


Written by David Mamet
Directed by Neil Pepe
Scenic Design by Tim Mackabee
Costume Design by Laura Bauer
Lighting Design by Don Holder
Casting by Telsey + Company

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