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Manhattan Theatre Club Announces One-Week Extension for The Portuguese Kid

The world premiere production of John Patrick Shanley's new play stars Jason Alexander, Sherie Rene Scott, and more.

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From left to right: Sherie Rene Scott, Aimee Carrero, and Jason Alexander in Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of John Patrick Shanley's The Portuguese Kid, which was just extended through December 3.
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Manhattan Theatre Club announced a one-week extension for its world premiere production of John Patrick Shanley's new play, The Portuguese Kid. The show will now close on December 3.

Shanley himself directs a cast led by Jason Alexander, Aimee Carrero, Pico Alexander, Sherie Rene Scott, and Mary Testa. Opening night is set for October 24.

The Portuguese Kid is described as follows: "In Providence, Rhode Island, habitually widowed Atalanta (Scott) pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer, Barry Dragonetti (Alexander). Intending to settle her latest husband's affairs, this larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney. Add Barry's impossible Croatian mother (Testa), a dash of current politics, and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion."

The Portuguese Kid was developed at Vassar and New York Stage and Film's Powerhouse Theater season in 2016.

For tickets and more information, click here.

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