The Museum Play

The Museum Play
by Jordan Harrison

Productions (9)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 70 - 80 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: None.

The Museum Play
by Jordan Harrison

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Productions (9)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 70 - 80 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: None.

When the mastodons escape, Jame needs another exhibit for the Museum. Luckily, he has a friend with wonderful bones. The Curator is delighted with her new specimen, but she can't help wondering: Who, or what, is behind the mysterious exodus of flora and fauna? An elegiac and absurd look at the intersections of memory and desire, set to the tune of a music box.

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Pricing Information

Performance Fee $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

Play Details

When the mastodons escape, Jame needs another exhibit for the Museum. Luckily, he has a friend with wonderful bones. The Curator is delighted with her new specimen, but she can't help wondering: Who, or what, is behind the mysterious exodus of flora and fauna? An elegiac and absurd look at the intersections of memory and desire, set to the tune of a music box.

  • Comedy/Drama
  • 70 - 80 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: None.

Published Reviews

"An ironic-absurdist meditation on untenable sentiments and immortal longing...Harrison's work is vibrant and fresh."

Seattle Weekly

"An inventively literal elaboration of Yeats' "rag-and-bone shop of the heart"... The Museum Play is full of ideas..."

The Stranger (Seattle)

"Harrison shows a cool and heady talent for provoking our consideration of the real world and the curated world..."

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"Written by ridiculously talented young playwright Jordan Harrison..."

Seattle Magazine

Production History

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AUG 23, 2014 - AUG 23, 2014
Swandive Theatre
Minneapolis, MN United States
Swandive Theatre Minneapolis, MN United States
MAY 13, 2011 - JUN 04, 2011
Convergence-Continuum
Cleveland, OH United States
Convergence-Continuum Cleveland, OH United States
AUG 01, 2006 - SEP 30, 2006
Washington Ensemble Theatre
Seattle, WA United States
Washington Ensemble Theatre Seattle, WA United States
MAR 01, 2005 - MAR 31, 2005
Soho Rep/True Love Productions (reading)
New York, NY United States
Soho Rep/True Love Productions (reading) New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 2005 - JAN 31, 2005
Signature Theatre Company (reading)
New York, NY United States
Signature Theatre Company (reading) New York, NY United States
AUG 01, 2004 - SEP 30, 2004
Red Eye Theatre
Minneapolis, MN United States
Red Eye Theatre Minneapolis, MN United States
MAY 01, 2003 - MAY 31, 2003
Brown New Plays Festival (workshop)
Providence, RI United States
Brown New Plays Festival (workshop) Providence, RI United States
MAR 01, 2003 - MAR 31, 2003
Playwrights Horizons (reading)
New York, NY United States
Playwrights Horizons (reading) New York, NY United States
AUG 01, 2002 - AUG 31, 2002
Polybe + Seats (reading)
New York, NY United States
Polybe + Seats (reading) New York, NY United States
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MAY 13, 2011 - JUN 04, 2011
Convergence-Continuum
Cleveland, OH United States
Convergence-Continuum Cleveland, OH United States

Awards (1)

Finalist, Princess Grace Award