Michael Shannon will return to the stage in Simpatico.
Michael Shannon will return to the stage in Simpatico.
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Tony and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon will return to the stage in the McCarter Theatre Center's upcoming production of Sam Shepard's Simpatico. Presented by Chicago's A Red Orchid Theater, the production, directed by Dado, will run September 8-October 8.

The McCarter's upcoming season will also include Randy Johnson's musical A Night With Janis Joplin (October 10-29); A Christmas Carol, adapted by David Thompson and directed by Adam Immerwahr (December 5-31); Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones and directed by Lindsay Posner (January 12-February 11); Regina Taylor's Crowns (March 13-April 1); and Christopher Durang's new play Turning Off the Morning News, directed by Emily Mann (May 4-June 3).

"With extraordinary performances, timely new work, and a generous dose of live music, this upcoming season truly has something for everyone whether they be a first time visitor or a long-time supporter," artistic director Mann said in a statement. "We want our audiences to not only have a great night out, but to open themselves to new perspectives. McCarter is committed to serving as a place where artists and audiences alike can gather to celebrate, to discuss, and to share experiences together. I cannot wait to begin."