About This Show

Philip Roth’s fearlessly filthy, funny and moving novel takes the stage in this new play from Ariel Levy and John Turturro.

When his secret life of debauchery comes to a heartbreaking end, disgraced puppet maker Mickey Sabbath plunges into increasingly mad and maddening encounters with people from his wild and wicked past. Part ghost story, part love story, Sabbath’s Theater unleashes Roth’s power to shock and amaze in this profound meditation on mortality and juicy celebration of life.

John Turturro takes on the title role of Mickey Sabbath. Elizabeth Marvel plays his mistress, the erotic free-spirit Drenka, and others. Jason Kravits plays Matijia, and others. Jo Bonney directs.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: October 10, 2023 Opening Night: November 2, 2023 Final Performance: December 17, 2023
Location: Pershing Square Signature Center, New York City

480 W 42nd St,

New York,


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Theatermania Review

| | November 3, 2023
The New Group presents this world premiere stage adaptation from Ariel Levy and John Turturro, who also plays the title role.

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