What Corbin Knew

What Corbin Knew
by Jeffrey Hatcher

Productions (5)
  • Comedy
  • 100 - 120 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: A skybox and a terrace with sliding glass doors.

What Corbin Knew
by Jeffrey Hatcher

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Productions (5)
  • Comedy
  • 100 - 120 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: A skybox and a terrace with sliding glass doors.

Richard Corbin is an architect with access to a posh skybox, and one evening he invites two couples who've never met: Marshall and Margo, who are well-off, suburban, and obnoxious; and Arno and Thada, who are struggling, bohemian, and obnoxious. By the end of Act 1, they have erupted into violent loathing, and one of them meets an untimely end. But in Act 2 we get to see everything the clueless Corbin missed when he was out of the room, giving us an astonishing new perspective -- it's an ingenious, unpredictable, hilarious farce wrapped inside a mystery.

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Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

Richard Corbin is an architect with access to a posh skybox, and one evening he invites two couples who've never met: Marshall and Margo, who are well-off, suburban, and obnoxious; and Arno and Thada, who are struggling, bohemian, and obnoxious. By the end of Act 1, they have erupted into violent loathing, and one of them meets an untimely end. But in Act 2 we get to see everything the clueless Corbin missed when he was out of the room, giving us an astonishing new perspective -- it's an ingenious, unpredictable, hilarious farce wrapped inside a mystery.

  • Comedy
  • 100 - 120 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: A skybox and a terrace with sliding glass doors.

Published Reviews

"Like the best skits of the earliest Saturday Night Live episodes, What Corbin Knew satirizes society's mores and manners."

Orange County Register

"What Corbin Knew appears to be a smart farce with wittier-than-average dialogue. But the play contains a clever structural twist that emerges in the second act, setting the comedy on its ear. At that point, it becomes 'What Corbin Didn't Know.'"

Damien Jaques, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Production History

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APR 27, 2017 - APR 29, 2017
Stage North
Fort St John, BC Canada
Stage North Fort St John, BC Canada
MAR 04, 2012 - MAR 21, 2012
The Penny Seats Theatre Company
Ann Arbor, MI United States
The Penny Seats Theatre Company Ann Arbor, MI United States
FEB 11, 2010 - FEB 20, 2010
Rogue Theatre
Chico, CA United States
Rogue Theatre Chico, CA United States
APR 24, 2008 - APR 26, 2008
Highlands Academy Of Arts And Design
North Highlands, CA United States
Highlands Academy Of Arts And Design North Highlands, CA United States
NOV 01, 1999 - DEC 31, 1999
Madison Repertory Theatre
Madison, WI United States
Madison Repertory Theatre Madison, WI United States
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NOV 01, 1999 - DEC 31, 1999
Madison Repertory Theatre
Madison, WI United States
Madison Repertory Theatre Madison, WI United States