PRESS - THE PRINCE OF ATLANTIS


THE PRINCE OF ATLANTIS
by Steven Drukman
directed by Warner Shook
World Premiere
March 30 - April 29, 2012
Segerstrom Stage

Things aren’t going so well for Joey Colletti, one of the biggest seafood importers in the East.  He got into a little trouble with his company and landed in a minimum-security prison.  To add to his woes, after 30 years, the son Joey never knew wants to meet him.  In prison?  Maybe his brother Kevin can put the kid off for nine months—until Joey gets out.  But Kevin has a couple of problems of his own.  Set in the Down the Lake section of Boston, where the jargon is all their own, and so is the bombast, this tender—and funny—play is all about family, loyalty and love.

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Matthew Arkin and John Kapelos in South Coast Repertory's world premiere of The Prince of Atlantis by Steven Drukman. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Brett Ryback and Matthew Arkin in South Coast Repertory's world premiere of The Prince of Atlantis by Steven Drukman. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

   
John Kapelos and Nike Doukas in South Coast Repertory's world premiere of The Prince of Atlantis by Steven Drukman. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Brett Ryback and Matthew Arkin in South Coast Repertory's world premiere of The Prince of Atlantis by Steven Drukman. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

       
Nike Doukas in South Coast Repertory's world premiere ofThe Prince of Atlantis by Steven Drukman. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Matthew Arkin and John Kapelos in South Coast Repertory's world premiere ofThe Prince of Atlantis by Steven Drukman. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Matthew Arkin and Nike Doukas in South Coast Repertory's world premiere ofThe Prince of Atlantis by Steven Drukman. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

   
Brett Ryback and Nike Doukas in South Coast Repertory's world premiere ofThe Prince of Atlantis by Steven Drukman. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Matthew Arkin and Brett Ryback in South Coast Repertory's world premiere ofThe Prince of Atlantis by Steven Drukman. Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

   
The Prince of Atlantis logo courtesy of South Coast Repertory.
  
The Prince of Atlantis logo courtesy of South Coast Repertory.

Playwright Steven Drukman.  Photo by Skipp Sudduth.

Playwright Bio

Steven Drukman returned to SCR’s Pacific Playwrights Festival last season to present The Prince of Atlantis. (His play Truth and Beauty had been presented in PPF in 2002.) Drukman’s play The Bullet Round—read as part of SCR’s NewSCRipts—received its world premiere at Arena Stage in Portland, OR in 2009. Other produced plays: The Innocents (Asolo Repertory Theatre, ATCA/Steinberg Best New Play nominee); In This Corner (The Old Globe, Critics’ Circle Best New Play award); Another Fine Mess (Portland Center Stage, Pulitzer Prize Nomination for Drama);Going Native (Long Wharf Theatre), Flattery Will Get You (Connecticut Repertory Theatre),Collateral Damage (Illusion Theater, Minneapolis) and Snowmaiden (Bob Hope Theatre, Dallas).  His newest play, Death of the Author, kicked off the Manhattan Theatre Club’s [email protected] Series last month. The Mark Taper Forum, Intiman Theatre, Sundance Theatre Lab, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop and many others have developed Drukman’s work.  Awards: Edgerton Award for New Plays, Craig Noel Award, Paul Green Award, Alfred P. Sloan Award, Ovid Foundation, Boston Theatre Works. Other writing: The New York Times, The Village Voice, The International Herald Tribune, The Nation, others. He is the former senior editor of American Theatre magazine.  Drukman teaches playwriting at NYU.