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The Country Play

Richard Ploetz’s THE COUNTRY PLAY to have World Premiere at 

Theater for the New City

The limited run plays April 27 – May 14, 2023

Michael Turner is spending the summer that begins his retirement at his family’s country house. Settling in to write the great American novel, he looks forward to spending time with his only child who is leaving for Yale in the fall. The presence of Michael’s overbearing college roommate and his successful novelist stepmother complicate everyone’s plans resulting in unexpected consequences.  


Written by Richard Ploetz

Directed by Job Ethan Christenson

Produced by Theater for the New City and Nedworks, Inc.


The cast features Stan Buturla, Marc Castle, Matt Corry, Steve Macarus, Calli Medley, Elizabeth Murray, Lué McWilliams, Nick Ruggeri, and Alyssa Simon.

The Country Play runs April 27 - May 14, with performances Thursday - Saturday at 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm. Performances take place at Theater for the New City (Cino Theater), 155 1st Avenue (Between 9th & 10th Street), New York City, NY 10003. Tickets are $18 for general, $12 students/seniors and are available at

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