Nantucket Sleigh Ride

Name: Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
Address: 150 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023
Production Details
First performance date: February 21, 2019
Opening date: March 18, 2019
Links: Official Website

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Production Description
Nantucket Sleigh Ride is a new work in the classic John Guare style: urbane, funny, literate and off-beat -- with its finger right on the pulse. And a racing pulse at that! For those not up on their 19th century whaling slang, a “Nantucket Sleigh Ride” is literally a wild ride: a harpooned whale would sometimes drag a ship full of whalers on a crazy desperate course, often for miles, as it thrashed and flailed trying to escape its captors.

Guare takes us on just such a voyage with Mundie, a playwright turned New York stockbroker, who ventures from Manhattan to Nantucket island one day on a surreal errand. He gets mixed up with a giant lobster, Roman Polanski, a pornography ring, Walt Disney, stranded children, a murder, and Jorge Luis Borges to name a few. The action takes place in both the present day, and in a memory-filled excursion to the 1970s, because, in Guare’s universe, the standard rules of time and space delightfully don’t apply.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
John Guare Playwright
Mark Bennett Original Music
Jerry Zaks Director
David Gallo Set Designer
Emily Rebholz Costume Designer
Howell Binkley Lighting Designer
Mark Bennett Sound Designer

Actor Role
Clea Alsip N/A
Tina Benko N/A
Adam Chanler-Berat N/A
Jordan Gelber N/A
John Larroquette N/A
Grace Rex N/A
Stacey Sargeant N/A
Douglas Sills N/A
Will Swenson N/A