The Civilians: An Anthology of Six Plays

The Civilians: An Anthology of Six Plays
by Steven Cosson, Michael Friedman, Anne Washburn, Neal Bell, The Civilians

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The Civilians: An Anthology of Six Plays
by Steven Cosson, Michael Friedman, Anne Washburn, Neal Bell, The Civilians

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Productions (0)
  • Drama/Comedy

Collected for the first time in one volume are six inventive theater pieces created by Obie Award-winning theater company The Civilians. Based on the creative investigation of actual experience, and often intertwined with experimental cabaret, their pieces are boldly theatrical and always unique -- from a story about a Hollywood movie and a lost flock of geese (Canard, Canard, Goose?); to a tale about things lost and found, charting a musical landscape of loss (Gone Missing); to a dark ride through the landscape of American public culture, asking a thorny question: how do we know what we know when everyone in power seems to be lying? ((I Am) Nobody's Lunch). Read More

Pricing Information

Standard Edition $18.95
NOTE: This book contains 6 plays. To perform any of the plays, each must be licensed separately.

Play Details

Collected for the first time in one volume are six inventive theater pieces created by Obie Award-winning theater company The Civilians. Based on the creative investigation of actual experience, and often intertwined with experimental cabaret, their pieces are boldly theatrical and always unique -- from a story about a Hollywood movie and a lost flock of geese (Canard, Canard, Goose?); to a tale about things lost and found, charting a musical landscape of loss (Gone Missing); to a dark ride through the landscape of American public culture, asking a thorny question: how do we know what we know when everyone in power seems to be lying? ((I Am) Nobody's Lunch).

To purchase this book of 6 plays, click "Order this play" above. To perform an individual play, click on its title below:

  • Canard, Canard, Goose? by The Civilians
  • Gone Missing by The Civilians
  • (I Am) Nobody's Lunch by The Civilians
  • The Ladies by Anne Washburn
  • Paris Commune by Steven Cosson and Michael Friedman
  • Shadow of Himself by Neal Bell

    • Drama/Comedy
  • Published Reviews

    "The Civilians [is] one of the city's smartest and most original troupes."

    Time Out New York

    "Gone Missing is engrossing and inventive. And it delivers a stunning payoff in its final scene."

    Variety

    "(I Am) Nobody's Lunch [is] a funny, searching, at times plaintive look at the dangerous blurring of fact and myth in American culture."

    Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

    "The troupe members and director Steve Cosson have a fine ear for striking phrases and odd-ball cadences..."

    The Village Voice