The Country Play

By Richard Ploetz
Directed by Job Ethan Christenson
April 27 – May 14
APR 27 - MAY 14; THU, FRI, SAT at 8 PM, SUN at 3 PM

Executive Director, Crystal Field


The Country Play

April 27, 2023 – May 14, 2023
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM
Running Time: 2 hours including a 15 minute intermission
Tickets $18, Students and Seniors $12

Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue (between 9th & 10th Street)

Michael Turner is spending the summer that begins his retirement at his family’s country house.  Settling in to write the great American novel, he looks forward to spending time with his only child who is leaving for Yale in the Fall.  The presence of Michael’s overbearing college roommate and his successful novelist stepmother complicate everyone’s plans resulting in unexpected consequences.

There will be a gun sound effect during the show.

“THE COUNTRY PLAY is truly Chekhovian . . . and truly American . . .  The imagery and the atmosphere and the beautiful language and poetry of the characters is sweeping and yet very grounded.”  Christopher Borg, Actor

Broadway World Press Release

Stan Buturla
Marc Castle
Matt Corry
Steve Macarus
Calli Medley
Elizabeth Murray
Lué McWilliams
Nick Ruggeri
Alyssa Simon

Scenic Design – Mark Marcante
Lighting Design – Alex Bartenieff
Assistant Director – Jason Campbell
Stage Management – Rebecca Kaplan
Produced by Nedworks, Inc. with Carol Dudgeon as producer

COVID Protocol:
As of September 26th, 2022, we are no longer requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for our audience upon entry.
Wearing of masks is suggested in the lobby, restrooms and performance spaces at Theater for the New City, but they are not required.