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.


Date:            Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Time:           6:30PM in the West Lobby for cocktails

                        7:30PM Performance

                        10:00PM Post-performance discussion with McCarter artistic staff

Place:              McCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ


A simple phone call causes a shady past to resurface and fierce loyalties that were once hot-blooded run astray. This production stars Tony and Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon, whom you will recognize from Boardwalk Empire.  The London Evening Standard calls Simpatico "a cross between a modern film noir, a thriller, and a revenge drama.”


BONUS POST-PERFORMANCE DISCUSSION! Stay and join us for a highly interactive audience-based conversations facilitated by a member of McCarter’s artistic staff, often featuring cast members. These discussions focus on a range of topics, including how artistic choices were made for the production, the actors’ process, and reflections and questions from the audience members.


ARRIVE AT 6:30PM and enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail compliments of McCarter Theater.  A coupon for that libation will be included with your ticket.  Gather with other Harvard alumni in the West Lobby for good conversation before the performance.  Wear crimson so we can easily find each other.


RSVP on or before Wednesday, September 13th.


Organizer:      Fred Larcombe (

Cost:               $43 per person

Tickets:          Click here to buy tickets!!!


Once you have successfully placed your order, an email from will immediately confirm your purchase.  Your tickets will be under your name at the McCarter Theater box office on the day of the performance.