Dan Cody's Yacht
by Anthony Giardina
Originally produced at Manhattan Theatre Club, New York, NY
Previews begin May 15, 2018
About the Premiere Production:
Synopsis: In a small Boston suburb, a single schoolteacher is struggling to get by when the wealthy father of one of her students surprises her with a financial proposal that could change her daughter’s life. Suddenly, their worlds collide in ways that open up the question: what truly separates the haves and the have nots? Is it wrong to seize an incredible chance, even if the circumstances seem questionable? Loosely inspired by a passage from The Great Gatsby, this timely new play by the author of The City of Conversation probes the troubling relationship of finance to educational opportunity in American life today. Directing is Tony winner Doug Hughes (The Father and Doubt at MTC).
Grant Statement: "All of us at Manhattan Theatre Club are grateful to the Edgerton Foundation for their enduring commitment to supporting the development of new work. The Foundation helps us give writers and directors the support they need to realize the potential of their new plays as they transition from page to stage. Past Edgerton Foundation grants have helped MTC launch pieces that have become part of the American canon such as John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar, which was one of the most-produced plays in America following its successful premiere at MTC. We look forward to developing Anthony Giardina and Donja R. Love’s new plays and giving them the fully explored productions they deserve." --Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director, Manhattan Theatre Club
Director: Doug Hughes
Additional funders: The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
Pictured: Anthony Giardina