Any Place But Here

Any Place But Here
by Caridad Svich

Productions (6)
  • Drama
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and situations
  • Set: Area representing the living room of a small house, a bar, and various exteriors

Any Place But Here
by Caridad Svich

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Productions (6)
  • Drama
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and situations
  • Set: Area representing the living room of a small house, a bar, and various exteriors

Tommy hates his job as a bartender, but also loathes coming home. His wife Veronica is pregnant with another man's child, and can only confide in Lydia, her friend at the textile factory. Lydia's husband Chucky has lost his job, and is in no hurry to find a new one. In this savagely comic drama, set in an American landscape of economic desolation, the two troubled couples struggle to find meaning, hope, and connection, in a world bereft of all these things.

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

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Play Details

Tommy hates his job as a bartender, but also loathes coming home. His wife Veronica is pregnant with another man's child, and can only confide in Lydia, her friend at the textile factory. Lydia's husband Chucky has lost his job, and is in no hurry to find a new one. In this savagely comic drama, set in an American landscape of economic desolation, the two troubled couples struggle to find meaning, hope, and connection, in a world bereft of all these things.

  • Drama
  • 80 - 100 minutes
  • 2 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and situations
  • Set: Area representing the living room of a small house, a bar, and various exteriors

Published Reviews

"In this particular play, all the choices Caridad Svich makes are so special. The last four scenes are simply magical. The play has the tormented element of emotional violence, but it is also full of tenderness and poetry."

Maria Irene Fornes, in The Village Voice

"Quite simply, a great play."

Mark Ravenhill, University of London, Queen Mary & Westfield College

"Svich has created a little universe with no moral norms at all, and being in it for 90 minutes is exhilarating."

The New York Times

"Svich writes lean and subtly charged scenes in which characters talk past each other. This play is an unsettling vision of anger and apathy."

Theater Week

"A drama as vivid and disorderly as life itself."

The Chicago Reader

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OCT 19, 2010 - OCT 24, 2010
Mason Gross Theater Arts/ Jameson
New Brunswick, NJ United States
Mason Gross Theater Arts/ Jameson New Brunswick, NJ United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
University of London
London, United Kingdom
University of London London, United Kingdom
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Traverse Theatre
Edinburgh, Scotland
Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, Scotland
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Theater for the New City
New York, NY United States
Theater for the New City New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Latino Chicago Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Latino Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL United States
JAN 01, 1970 - JAN 01, 1970
Intar
New York, NY United States
Intar New York, NY United States
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Awards (1)

Selected for the "Plays on Video" archive at the New York Library for Performing Arts' Billy Rose Theatre Collection