The Dreamer Examines His Pillow Opens Tonight at the Flea | Playbill

News The Dreamer Examines His Pillow Opens Tonight at the Flea John Patrick Shanley's The Dreamer Examines His Pillow officially opens July 30 at the Flea Theater, following previews that began July 25. The Off-Broadway staging by the Attic Theater Company marks the second revival of the play since its premiere in 1986.

John Patrick Shanley Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Directed by Laura Braza, the cast features Broadway vet Dennis Parlato in the role of the menacing but comedic father. Parlato's numerous credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Sound of Music and A Chorus Line

The cast also features Lauren Nicole Cipoletti (Macbeth at CSC) and Shane Patrick Kearns ("Peter and John").

Shanley's The Dreamer Examines His Pillow explores the relationship between on-again, off-again lovers Donna and Tommy and their attempts at finding their way through a maze of love, lust, family and art.

Writer and director Shanley is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play for Doubt as well as an Oscar-winning screenwriter for Moonstruck. He also penned the screenplay to the film adaptation of Doubt, starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman. recently announced the world premiere of his latest work, Prodigal Son, at MTC Theatre Off-Broadway in January 2016.

Tickets and more information can be found at TheAtticTheaterco.

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