What Do Critics Think of Simon Stephens’ On the Shore of the Wide World?

The Verdict   What Do Critics Think of Simon Stephens’ On the Shore of the Wide World?
 
The Olivier Award-winning play opens Off-Broadway in a production from Atlantic Theater Company.
C.J. Wilson and Mary McCann
C.J. Wilson and Mary McCann Ahron R. Foster

Simon Stephens’ On the Shore of the Wide World officially opened September 12 Off-Broadway, marking the New York premiere of the Olivier Award-winning play. The newest work from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time playwright explores themes of love, family, and the size of the galaxy.

Performances of On the Shore of the Wide World began Off-Broadway August 23 at Atlantic Theater Company.

Neil Pepe directs a cast made up of Tony Award winner Blair Brown (Copenhagen), Odiseas Georgiadis (All We Had), Peter Maloney (Dying For It), Mary McCann (Bluebird, Harper Regan), LeRoy McClain (Cymbeline), Tedra Millan (Present Laughter), Ben Rosenfield (Twin Peaks; Love, Love, Love), Wesley Zurick (Off-Broadway debut), C.J. Wilson (Hold on to Me Darling), and Amelia Workman (The Layover).

Read what critics thought of the new play:

The Financial Times (Max McGuinness)

The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

New York Magazine / Vulture (Sara Holdren)

The New York Times (Ben Brantley)

Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)

The Wrap (Thom Geier)

Playbill will continue to update with reviews as they come in.

On the Shore of the Wide World features scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, original music and sound design by David Van Tieghem, and casting by Telsey + Co. William Cantler, CSA, Adam Caldwell, CSA, and Karyn Casl, CSA.

Tickets can be purchased online at AtlanticTheater.org, by calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111, or in person at the Linda Gross Theater box office, located at 336 West 20th Street, New York.

Flip through photos of the Off-Broadway cast of On the Shore of the Wide World in rehearsal:


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