The Young Man from Atlanta

The Young Man from Atlanta

Signature Theatre continues its 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season with The Young Man from Atlanta, written by Horton Foote and directed by Michael Wilson.

Performances are staged at The Irene Diamond Stage within the Pershing Square Signature Center.

(Photos by Monique Carboni)

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Running time: 
2hrs 10mins (including 1 intermission)
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About The Young Man from Atlanta:

Danger waits just underneath the surface in Horton Foote’s powerful, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of an aging couple still reeling from the death of their only child. Set against the backdrop of a rapidly modernizing 1950s Houston, the Kidder family’s lives are turned upside down once again when a figure from their son’s past shows up in town. They deny, deflect and deceive in an effort to avoid the danger but can’t avoid the inevitable reckoning. How far will these grieving parents go to avoid the truths this young man from Atlanta might reveal? The Young Man from Atlanta is a beautiful, heartbreaking play that explores and dissects the American dream while revealing the depths we go to in order to keep ourselves safe.

Horton Foote
Signature Theatre
Michael Wilson
David Lander
John Gromada
Jeff Cowie
Van Broughton Ramsey
Cast list:
Devon Abner (as Ted Cleveland Jr.), Dan Bittner (as Tom Jackson), Pat Bowie (as Etta Doris), Kristine Nielsen (as Lily Dale), Jon Orsini (as Carson), Stephen Payne (as Pete Davenport), and Aidan Quinn (as Will Kidder)
The Young Man from Atlanta Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
November 7, 2019
Opening date: 
November 24, 2019
December 15, 2019

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Pershing Square Signature Center

480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Our The Young Man from Atlanta Review

Horton Foote's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Young Man from Atlanta, is lovingly brought to life again by Signature Theatre at Pershing Square Signature Center. Directed with respectful humor by Michael Wilson, the play immerses us in the quietly desperate lives of Will and Lily Dale Kidder (Aidan Quinn and Kristine Nielsen) of 1950 Houston Texas. Six months ago the Kidder's only son, Bill... Read more