Prayer for My Enemy
Directed by Bartlett Sher
“Between wars, what is there to do but recall the last and plan for the next?” As the Red Sox fight the Yankees for the AL title, and an enigmatic outsider unspools a tale of filial responsibility, an American family confronts its demons – a son returning from Iraq, a father battling the bottle, and a triangle of unresolved romantic tension. Craig Lucas’s new play is a keenly-layered drama about the preciousness of life and the grace to share common ground – even with those we love the least.
Scenic Designer: John McDermott
Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designer: Stephen Strawbridge
Sound Designer: Scott Lehrer
Production Stage Manager: Lisa Ann Chernoff
Photos of (1) Cassie Beck, Michele Pawk, and Jonathan Groff; (2) Michele Pawk, Skipp Sudduth, Zachary Booth, Cassie Beck, and Jonathan Groff; (3) Jonathan Groff and Victoria Clarke; and (4) Skipp Sudduth and Michele Pawk by Joan Marcus.
‘Prayer for My Enemy’ has more food for thought than a dozen average new American plays. Craig Lucas retains the fertile, restless and exacting imagination that has made him such a valuable dramatist. Jonathan Groff exudes the charismatic aura of distressed youth that he brought to ‘Hair’ and ‘Spring Awakening.’—Ben Brantley, The New York Times
A multilayered, deeply unsettling and beautifully conceived new work.—Linda Winer, Newsday
Deeply felt. Under Bartlett Sher’s sensitive direction, the talented cast delivers flawless performances.—Frank Scheck, New York Post
Classy staging and a top-notch cast. Victoria Clark delivers a lovely, self-effacingly funny performance.—David Rooney, Variety