Manhattan Theatre Club announced a one-week extension for its world premiere production of John Patrick Shanley's new play, The Portuguese Kid. The show will now close on December 3.
Shanley himself directs a cast led by Jason Alexander, Aimee Carrero, Pico Alexander, Sherie Rene Scott, and Mary Testa. Opening night is set for October 24.
The Portuguese Kid is described as follows: "In Providence, Rhode Island, habitually widowed Atalanta (Scott) pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer, Barry Dragonetti (Alexander). Intending to settle her latest husband's affairs, this larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney. Add Barry's impossible Croatian mother (Testa), a dash of current politics, and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion."
The Portuguese Kid was developed at Vassar and New York Stage and Film's Powerhouse Theater season in 2016.
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