My Account
Shopping Cart
Join Mailing List
Donate Now

Find Us On facebook Find Us On twitter Find Us On youtube
A Red Orchid Theatre’s
By Sam Shepard
Directed by Dado
Featuring Michael Shannon & members of A Red Orchid Theatre

Buried secrets, blackmail, and false identities race onto the stage in Simpatico, a tragicomedy about the slippery netherworld of thoroughbred racing from Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Sam Shepard. When a simple phone call causes Carter and Vinnie’s shady past to resurface, fierce loyalties that were once hot-blooded begin to run astray. McCarter is proud to collaborate with the acclaimed Chicago ensemble A Red Orchid Theatre to bring this riveting American drama to Princeton, starring Tony and Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, Nocturnal Animals, Long Day’s Journey Into Night) and members of A Red Orchid Theatre.

“A sharply hilarious lament for a mythic America and the fallout of one quintessential con.”
Chicago Sun Times

“It is like a cross between a modern film noir, Ibsenesque thriller and revenge drama.” 
London Evening Standard.

For more about A Red Orchid Theatre please visit http://www.aredorchidtheatre.org

Listen to Michael Shannon on WBGO

Celebrating Sam Shepard

It is a stunning personal loss to all of us who knew him and a devastating loss for the theater that the great Sam Shepard has died. One of the most important playwrights of his generation, Sam Shepard shaped the American theater from the moment his plays appeared on our stages—and in so many theaters across the globe—in the late 1960s.

We dedicate our opening play of the season, Sam's Simpatico featuring A Red Orchid Theatre, to his memory. In this way, he lives on.

- Emily Mann, McCarter Theatre Artistic Director / Resident Playwright

Location: Berlind
Seating Chart
Dates: Sept 8-Oct 15, 2017
Run Time: 2 hrs, 30 mins
(with an intermission)
Schedule Reminder
9/16Opening Night
9/17Dialogue on Drama
9/21Pride Night Party
9/24Post Show Discussion
9/27Post Show Discussion
9/30Open Captioning
10/7ASL Interpreted
10/7Audio Described
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
McCarter Theatre Center FaceBook Twitter Instagram Buy Tickets Donate Home Email Us