Prodigal Son

Character: Jim Quinn
Directed by: John Patrick Shanley
Other cast: Annika Boras, Robert Sean Leonard, Chris McGarry, David Potters
Venue: New York City Center
Production dates: 19 January, 2016

Prodigal Son is a passionate, explosive portrait of a young man on the verge of salvation or destruction, written and directed by John Patrick Shanley (of Tony, Academy Award, and Pulitzer Prize fame). A 17-year-old boy (Timothée Chalamet) from The Bronx finds himself suddenly in a private school in New Hampshire. He’s violent, gifted, alienated, on fire with a ferocious loneliness. Two faculty members (Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard and Chris McGarry) wrestle with the dilemma: Is the kid a star or a disaster?