The Country House Summary

  • The Country House is 2.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: September 9, 2014
  • Opens October 2, 2014
  • Show Closed: November 9, 2014

The Country House takes place in a Berkshire home during the Williamstown summer theatre festival, as a group of actors reckon with their art, fame, and relationships with one another. The weekend includes a series of simmering jealousies, romantic outbursts and passionate soul-searching.

The Country House on Broadway Background

Directed by Daniel Sullivan (Good People, The Columnist), the show is a transfer from Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse, where the show received excellent reviews and played to many sold out houses. The play is produced by the Manhattan Theater Club in their Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, and stars Blythe Danner as the lead role, Anna Patterson. The rest of the talented cast includes Sarah Steele, Eric Lange, Kate Jennings Grant, Daniel Sunjata, and David Rasche.

What’s The Country House Like?

The Country House is a new play by Donald Margulies (Time Stands Still, Brooklyn Boy, Dinner With Friends). This Broadway play has a compelling storyline and is rounded out with some surefire wit. Dealing with old memories, tragic dreams, and romance, the play is an inside look into one of the theatre community’s most beloved summer festivals.

Is The Country House Good for Kids?

Due to adult themes and conversations, the show is most appropriate for children over the age of 12. As per usual, children under the age of 4 are not permitted inside the theatre.

Theatre Information

Samuel J Friedman Theatre

261 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 650
Entrance: 47th Street between 8th Avenue and Broadway
Theatre Information

Samuel J Friedman Theatre Seating Chart

Cast Members

Anna Patterson
Blythe Danner
Nell McNally
Kate Jennings Grant
Walter Keegan
David Rasche
Elliot Cooper
Eric Lange
Michael Astor
Daniel Sunjata
Susie Keegan
Sarah Steele

Producers

Manhattan Theatre Club

Production Credits

Director
Daniel Sullivan
Set Designer
John Lee Beatty
Costume Designer
Rita Ryack
Lighting Designer
Peter Kaczorowski
Sound Designer
Obadiah Eaves
Original Music
Peter Golub
Book
Donald Margulies
Production Stage Manager
J Philip Bassett

Creative Team

General Manager
Florie Seery at Manhattan Theatre Club
Company Manager
Erin Moeller at Manhattan Theatre Club
Casting Director
Caparelliotis Casting
Advertising Representative
SpotCo
Press Agent
Boneau Bryan-Brown