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See John Larroquette, Will Swenson, and More in Nantucket Sleigh Ride

John Guare’s new play also features Tina Benko, Adam Chanler-Berat, Douglas Sills, and others.

Lincoln Center Theater has released a video montage from its current production of Nantucket Sleigh Ride, a new play by John Guare (Six Degrees of Separation, The House of Blue Leaves).

John Larroquette, Clea Alsip, Tina Benko, Adam Chanler-Berat, Jordan Gelber, Grace Rex, Stacey Sargeant, Douglas Sills, and Will Swenson star in the production, which is directed by Jerry Zaks. The creative team includes David Gallo (sets), Emily Rebholz (costumes), Howell Binkley (lighting), and Mark Bennett (original music and sound).

The play is described as follows: "A Nantucket Sleigh Ride is an old whaling term: 'Sailors would harpoon a whale and the whale would drag the sailors on a frantic race across the ocean — for hours — for days — until the whale had died or the sailors had drowned.' 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 (to be played by John Larroquette) 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."