The Off-Broadway event that delves into the depths of our souls.
Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott star in John Patrick Shanley’s breakthrough play “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea,” a searing portrayal of the imperceptible space between joy and pain.
The drama returns to New York for a limited time only with its enduring message about the importance of human connection. Don't miss the chance to see these screen stars in this blistering two-hander in the heart of the West Village.
Plaza is Roberta, a divorcée with a teenage son, while Abbott plays Danny, a brooding loner who lives with his mother. Both are haunted by their pasts, and when the two strangers sidle up to a bar in the Bronx, they compare scars over beers. The unlikely pair uncover their deepest, darkest truths, carving out space for empathy — and maybe more.
"Danny and the Deep Blue Sea" is a gripping, early drama from John Patrick Shanley, the celebrated writer of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning "Doubt: A Parable."
The Lucille Lortel Theatre is an off-Broadway playhouse situated at 121 Christopher Street in Manhattan's iconic West Village. Originally constructed in 1926 as the New Hudson, a 590-seat movie theater, the venue later evolved into the Hudson Playhouse in the 1940's — and then was converted into a playhouse in 1952. Remarkably, the interior has remained largely unchanged to this day.