A Red Orchid Theatre’s


September 8 - October 15, 2017

Venue Matthews Theatre
Advisory Age recommendation is 13+.
Run Time 2 hours, 30 minutes (with one intermission)
Opening Night September 16 - 8pm


A sharply hilarious lament for a mythic America and the fallout of one quintessential con.

Chicago Sun Times

It is like a cross between a modern film noir, Ibsenesque thriller and revenge drama.

London Evening Standard

Buried secrets, blackmail, and false identities race onto the stage in Simpatico, a tragicomedy about the slippery netherworld of thoroughbred racing from Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Sam Shepard. When a simple phone call causes Carter and Vinnie’s shady past to resurface, fierce loyalties that were once hot-blooded begin to run astray. McCarter is proud to collaborate with the acclaimed Chicago ensemble A Red Orchid Theatre to bring this riveting American drama to Princeton, starring Tony and Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, Nocturnal Animals, Long Day’s Journey Into Night) and members of A Red Orchid Theatre.



Cast & Creative


Production Photos

GuyVanSwearingen, Jennifer Engstrom

Michael Shannon, Guy VanSwearingen

Michael Shannon, Mierka Girten

Michael Shannon, Guy VanSwearingen

Michael Shannon, Mierka Girten