By Meghan Kennedy
In 1960 Brooklyn, the Muscolinos have raised three proud and passionate daughters. But as the girls come of age in a rapidly changing world, their paths diverge—in drastic and devastating ways—from their parents’ deeply traditional values. Despite their fierce love, each young woman harbors a secret longing that, if revealed, could tear the family apart. When an earth-shattering event rocks their Park Slope neighbourhood, life comes to a screeching halt and the Muscolino sisters are forced to confront their conflicting visions for the future in this gripping, provocative portrait of love in all its danger and beauty.
Roundabout presents the world premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn, the latest work from Meghan Kennedy (Roundabout Underground’s Too Much, Too Much, Too Many). Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein (The Road to Mecca) directs this fiery and poignant new play.
This work was supported by a Theatre Commissioning and Production Initiative grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Partial underwriting support for Napoli, Brooklyn provided by the Seeding’s Foundation and an annual award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Roundabout’s work with new and emerging playwrights and directors, as well as development of new work, is made possible by Katheryn Patterson and Tom Kempner.
Note From Roundabout – We gratefully acknowledge the Roundabout Leaders for New Works: Alec Baldwin, James Costa and John Archibald, Linda L. D’Onofrio, Peggy and Mark Ellis, Jodi Glucksman, Sylvia Golden, Hess Foundation, Inc., Judith and Douglas Krupp, K. Myers, Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, Laura S. Rodgers, Seedlings Foundation, Mary Solomon, Lauren and Danny Stein, Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Dr. Leonard Tow and Lori Uddenberg.
First Preview 09, June 2017
Opening Night 27, June 2017
Closing Date 03, September 2017
The Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre
Shirine Babb – Celia Jones
Alyssa Bresnahan – Luda
Juliet Brett – Connie Duffy
Jordyn DiNatale – Francesca Muscolino
Lilli Kay – Tina Muscolino
Elise Kibler – Vita Muscolino
Erik Lochtefeld – Albert Duffy
Michael Rispoli – Nic Muscolino
Roundabout Theatre Company – Producer
Todd Haimes – Artistic Director
Meghan Kennedy – Playwright
Gordon Edelstein – Director
Eugene Lee – Set Designer
Jane Greenwood – Costume Designer
Ben Stanton – Lighting Designer
Fitz Patton – Sound Designer
Napoli, Brooklyn – Roundabout Theatre Company The Laura Pels Theatre NYC