Greg Pierce's new play Cardinal will receive its world premiere as part of Second Stage Theater's 2017-18 season.
Greg Pierce's new play Cardinal will receive its world premiere as part of Second Stage Theater's 2017-18 season.
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Second Stage Theater announced an addition to its 2017-18 season: the world premiere of Cardinal, a new play by Greg Pierce (Kid Victory).

The play is described as follows: "Paint it red. So begins Lydia's wild idea to invigorate her Rust Belt town. But when a whip-smart entrepreneur co-opts her scheme, a precarious rivalry is born. A battle for the town's soul ensues, causing its obsessive mayor, its defiant matriarch, and the rest of its residents to question who they are and where they're headed."

This production will be directed by Kate Whoriskey (Sweat). Casting and additional creative team members will be announced later. It will open at the Tony Kiser Theater in winter 2018.