The Commons of Pensacola, Starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Blythe Danner, Begins Performances Oct. 22

By Carey Purcell
22 Oct 2013

Zoe Levin
Zoe Levin

The Manhattan Theatre Club's world-premiere engagement of The Commons of Pensacola, written by stage and screen star Amanda Peet, begins performances Oct. 22 at New York City Center – Stage I. 

The production will officially open Nov. 21 and continue through Jan. 26, 2014. 

Directed by Lynne Meadow (Wit, The Assembled Parties), The Commons of Pensacola features Emmy and Tony Award winner Blythe Danner, Golden Globe Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker, Zoe Levin, Ali Marsh, Michael Stahl-David and Nilaja Sun. 

"Judith (Blythe Danner) has been divested of her assets and forced to leave her luxurious New York life after her husband’s Wall Street scam became headline news," press notes state. "When her daughter Becca (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Becca’s filmmaker boyfriend (Michael Stahl-David) pay Judith a visit to the one bedroom condo Judith now occupies in Pensacola, Florida, everyone’s motives are called into question. How will past and present circumstances inform how this family moves into the future?"



Danner most recently appeared on Broadway in Nice Work If You Can Get It. She won a Tony in 1970 for Butterflies Are Free and has received Tony nominations for Betrayal, A Streetcar Named Desire and Follies. She won back-to-back Emmy Awards for her role in Showtime’s acclaimed series "Huff." Her many film roles include "The Lucky One," "Hello, I Must Be Going" and "Meet The Parents."

Parker most recently appeared on the New York stage in MTC’s 2001 production of Wonder of the World by David Lindsay-Abaire. Her other theatrical credits include The Substance of Fire, The Heidi Chronicles, Once Upon a Mattress and Annie. She received four Golden Globe, three SAG Awards and two Emmy Awards for her role as Carrie Bradshaw in HBO’s "Sex and The City."

Levin's film credits include "The Way Way Back," "Beneath the Harvest Sky" and "Palo Alto."

Marsh's TV work includes "In Plain Sight," "Law & Order," "Blue Bloods," "Children’s Hospital," "Stella," "Seinfeld" and  "Chicago Hope," and her film credits include "Rabbit Hole," "The Ten," "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," "Private Parts" and "The Mirror Has Two Faces." Onstage, she has performed in The Butcher of Baraboo, Ridiculous Fraud, As You Like It and Proof.

Michael Stahl-David's film and TV work includes "Cloverfield," "In Your Eyes" and "My Generation," and his stage work includes Lost in Yonkers.

Sun wrote and starred in No Child.... Her TV work includes "30 Rock," "Law & Order: SVU," "Unforgettable," "Louie" and "Rubicon," and her film credits include "The International," "Nature Calls" and "Hairbrained."

The creative team for The Commons of Pensacola includes Santo Loquasto (scenic design), Tom Broecker (costume design), Jason Lyons (lighting design), Jill BC Du Boff (sound design) and Thomas Schall (fight director).

Tickets and more information are available by calling (212) 399-3050 or visiting ManhattanTheatreClub.com.