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Chris Bauer, Rebecca Pidgeon, and More Open in David Mamet's The Penitent

The new drama runs at Atlantic Theater Company.

Jordan Lage, Chris Bauer, Rebecca Pidgeon, and Lawrence GIlliard Jr. take their opening-night bow in The Penitent.
(© David Gordon)

The world premiere of David Mamet's The Penitent celebrated its opening night at Atlantic Theater Company on February 27. Under the direction of Atlantic artistic director Neil Pepe, the cast comprises Chris Bauer (True Blood), Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (The Walking Dead), Jordan Lage (Our Town), and Rebecca Pidgeon (The Old Neighborhood).

In The Penitent, a renowned psychiatrist (Bauer) is asked to testify on behalf of a young patient. When he refuses, his career, ethics, and faith are thrown into question.


The creative team for The Penitent included scenic designer Tim Mackabee, costume designer Laura Bauer, and lighting designer Don Holder.

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross) cofounded Atlantic Theater Company in 1985. He was last produced by the company with a revival of his short plays The Shawl and Prairie du Chien.

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