Strength in numbers seems to be the motto for The New Group this season. First, they assembled a 17 member ensemble that brought Jerry Springer - The Opera back to life. And now they have gathered a star studded cast of 14 to take a whack at David Rabe’s 2015 drama, Good for Otto. There are numerous sparkling performances to be found here, but unfortunately they often get lost in a work that... Read more
Good for Otto
The New Group continues its 2017-2018 Off-Broadway season with the New York premiere of Tony Award winner David Rabe's Good for Otto.
The stellar cast includes Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, F. Murray Abraham, and Rhea Perlman.
Performances are staged at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, within the Pershing Square Signature Center.
(Photos by Monique Carboni)
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Through the microcosm of a rural Connecticut mental health center, Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe conjures a whole American community on the edge. Like their patients and their families, Dr. Michaels, his colleague Evangeline and the clinic itself teeter between breakdown and survival, wielding dedication and humanity against the cunning, inventive adversary of mental illness, to hold onto the need to fight – and to live. Inspired by a real clinic, Rabe finds humor and compassion in a raft of richly drawn characters adrift in a society and a system stretched beyond capacity.