The Unseen

The Unseen
by Craig Wright

Productions (29)
  • Drama
  • 80 - 85 minutes
  • 3 m (3 actors possible: 0-3 f, 0-3 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: At minimum, two cells each with a cot, bucket, metal bowl with a lid and a spoon. There may be a third cell indicated on stage.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-068-6

The Unseen
by Craig Wright

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Productions (29)
  • Drama
  • 80 - 85 minutes
  • 3 m (3 actors possible: 0-3 f, 0-3 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: At minimum, two cells each with a cot, bucket, metal bowl with a lid and a spoon. There may be a third cell indicated on stage.

Imprisoned by a totalitarian regime and mercilessly tortured for unknown crimes, Wallace and Valdez live without hope of escape or release. When an enigmatic new prisoner arrives and begins communicating in code, both men develop new relationships to each other, their captors, and themselves. A darkly humorous examination of faith in an uncertain world. Read More

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Pricing Information

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

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Imprisoned by a totalitarian regime and mercilessly tortured for unknown crimes, Wallace and Valdez live without hope of escape or release. When an enigmatic new prisoner arrives and begins communicating in code, both men develop new relationships to each other, their captors, and themselves. A darkly humorous examination of faith in an uncertain world.

(This play is also available in the collection Humana Festival 2007: The Complete Plays.)

  • Drama
  • 80 - 85 minutes
  • 3 m (3 actors possible: 0-3 f, 0-3 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: At minimum, two cells each with a cot, bucket, metal bowl with a lid and a spoon. There may be a third cell indicated on stage.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-068-6

Published Reviews

"Sheer genius...The Unseen is what's right about modern theater."

Sherry Deatrick, Louisville Eccentric Observer

"Craig Wright's The Unseen is sheer genius. With shades of Samuel Beckett and Tom Stoppard and a dash of David Mamet, it's nevertheless an original."

Sherry Deatrick, Louisville Eccentric Observer

"Craig Wright's The Unseen is a stirring exploration of issues both timely and timeless."

Todd Zeigler, Theatre Louisville

"Wright doesn't waste one minute of your time, and he gives you much to ponder."

Michael Spenser, internetmonk.com

Production History

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MAY 01, 2015 - MAY 03, 2015
N/A
Bangalore, India
N/A Bangalore, India
OCT 10, 2014 - OCT 18, 2014
M.T. Pockets Theatre
Morgantown, WV United States
M.T. Pockets Theatre Morgantown, WV United States
MAY 16, 2014 - MAY 18, 2014
FLC Cast of Falcons
Folsom, CA United States
FLC Cast of Falcons Folsom, CA United States
MAY 16, 2014 - MAY 18, 2014
Folsom Lake College
Folsom, CA United States
Folsom Lake College Folsom, CA United States
APR 27, 2014 - APR 28, 2014
Tennessee Repertory Theatre Internship Program
Nashville, TN United States
Tennessee Repertory Theatre Internship Program Nashville, TN United States
JAN 23, 2014 - JAN 25, 2014
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI United States
Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI United States
DEC 14, 2013 - DEC 14, 2013
St. Xavier High School
Louisville, KY United States
St. Xavier High School Louisville, KY United States
FEB 13, 2013 - FEB 21, 2013
Ball State University Theatre And Dance
Muncie, IN United States
Ball State University Theatre And Dance Muncie, IN United States
SEP 19, 2012 - SEP 23, 2012
Greater Rochester Repertory Companies
Rochester, NY United States
Greater Rochester Repertory Companies Rochester, NY United States
APR 27, 2012 - APR 28, 2012
Callan Theatre
Washington, DC United States
Callan Theatre Washington, DC United States
MAR 09, 2012 - MAR 25, 2012
The Promethean Theatre
Miami, FL United States
The Promethean Theatre Miami, FL United States
MAR 08, 2012 - MAR 11, 2012
Greater Rochester Repertory Companies
Rochester, NY United States
Greater Rochester Repertory Companies Rochester, NY United States
JAN 20, 2012 - JAN 29, 2012
The World's Stage Theatre Company
Milwaukee, WI United States
The World's Stage Theatre Company Milwaukee, WI United States
AUG 11, 2011 - AUG 21, 2011
Chorus Productions
Edmonton, AB Canada
Chorus Productions Edmonton, AB Canada
JUL 07, 2011 - JUL 16, 2011
The Quick And Dirty Art Project
Portland, OR United States
The Quick And Dirty Art Project Portland, OR United States
NOV 18, 2010 - NOV 20, 2010
University Of Regina
Regina, SK Canada
University Of Regina Regina, SK Canada
NOV 17, 2010 - NOV 17, 2010
University Of Regina
Regina, SK Canada
University Of Regina Regina, SK Canada
NOV 12, 2009 - NOV 13, 2009
CCSU Theatre Dept.
New Britain, CT United States
CCSU Theatre Dept. New Britain, CT United States
NOV 05, 2009 - NOV 07, 2009
Baylor University Theatre
Waco, TX United States
Baylor University Theatre Waco, TX United States
JUL 10, 2009 - AUG 30, 2009
The Road Theatre Company
North Hollywood, CA United States
The Road Theatre Company North Hollywood, CA United States
JUN 09, 2009 - JUN 09, 2009
Eastern Oregon University
La Grande, OR United States
Eastern Oregon University La Grande, OR United States
MAR 05, 2009 - MAR 29, 2009
American Actors Company
New York, NY United States
American Actors Company New York, NY United States
FEB 27, 2009 - MAR 08, 2009
Mother Road Theatre Company
Albuquerque, NM United States
Mother Road Theatre Company Albuquerque, NM United States
JAN 19, 2009 - MAR 01, 2009
A Red Orchid Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
A Red Orchid Theatre Chicago, IL United States
OCT 31, 2008 - OCT 31, 2008
The Covenant School
Reston, VA United States
The Covenant School Reston, VA United States
JUN 12, 2008 - JUN 14, 2008
University Of Texas At Arlington, Theatre Arts Department
Arlington, TX United States
University Of Texas At Arlington, Theatre Arts Department Arlington, TX United States
MAR 08, 2008 - MAR 16, 2008
Baylor University Theatre
Addison, TX United States
Baylor University Theatre Addison, TX United States
JAN 30, 2008 - FEB 17, 2008
Stages Repertory Theatre
Houston, TX United States
Stages Repertory Theatre Houston, TX United States
MAR 01, 2007 - MAR 31, 2007
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Louisville, KY United States
Actors Theatre of Louisville Louisville, KY United States
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MAR 09, 2012 - MAR 25, 2012
The Promethean Theatre
Miami, FL United States
The Promethean Theatre Miami, FL United States
JUL 07, 2011 - JUL 16, 2011
The Quick And Dirty Art Project
Portland, OR United States
The Quick And Dirty Art Project Portland, OR United States
JUL 10, 2009 - AUG 30, 2009
The Road Theatre Company
North Hollywood, CA United States
The Road Theatre Company North Hollywood, CA United States
MAR 05, 2009 - MAR 29, 2009
American Actors Company
New York, NY United States
American Actors Company New York, NY United States
JAN 19, 2009 - MAR 01, 2009
A Red Orchid Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
A Red Orchid Theatre Chicago, IL United States
MAR 08, 2008 - MAR 16, 2008
Baylor University Theatre
Addison, TX United States
Baylor University Theatre Addison, TX United States
JAN 30, 2008 - FEB 17, 2008
Stages Repertory Theatre
Houston, TX United States
Stages Repertory Theatre Houston, TX United States
MAR 01, 2007 - MAR 31, 2007
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Louisville, KY United States
Actors Theatre of Louisville Louisville, KY United States