Nantucket Sleigh Ride is a play that has two personalities – one farcical, the other dramatic, which presents an obstacle that director Jerry Zaks elides with pizzazz. The humor at the core of the play is very dark indeed. Through all the farce, it asks a key question – What is the true value of memory? Do we really need to sear every moment in our brains, or is it kinder to let some fade away... Read more
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Lincoln Center Theater presents Nantucket Sleigh Ride - a new play written by John Guare and directed by Jerry Zacks, officially opening on March 18, 2019 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.
(Photos by T. Charles Erickson)
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In his attempts to recover a memory of an event that happened on that ‘far away island’ 35 years before, Nantucket Sleigh Ride plunges a New York playwright-turned- venture capitalist into a whirlpool of a giant lobster, Roman Polanski, a pornography ring, Walt Disney, a murder, stranded children, and Jorge Luis Borges, with the most unexpected results.