Phoebe in Winter

Phoebe in Winter
by Jen Silverman

Productions (4)
  • Dark comedy
  • 85 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: Unit set.

Phoebe in Winter
by Jen Silverman

(0)
Productions (4)
  • Dark comedy
  • 85 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: Unit set.

When three brothers return home from a distant war, they prepare to settle into their old lives. But a knock at the door yields a girl named Phoebe who accuses them of killing her own three brothers, and demands reparations--that they must become her new family instead. As Phoebe's presence changes the very structure of their family, a war that was once far away now threatens to reignite inside their home.

Read For FREE Add Script(s) To Cart License Performances Scripts & Performances

Pricing Information

Performance Fee $80
NOTE: This play is part of a collection called The Downtown Anthology.
Standard Edition $19.99
Standard Manager Edition $0.00

Play Details

When three brothers return home from a distant war, they prepare to settle into their old lives. But a knock at the door yields a girl named Phoebe who accuses them of killing her own three brothers, and demands reparations--that they must become her new family instead. As Phoebe's presence changes the very structure of their family, a war that was once far away now threatens to reignite inside their home.

  • Dark comedy
  • 85 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: Unit set.

Published Reviews

"Convincingly odd. Ms. Silverman has created a modern fairy tale, a little bad wolf whose lopsided grin reveals its crooked, bloody teeth."

Rachel Saltz, The New York Times

"Phoebe in Winter gives new meaning to the phrase 'the war at home'...every other line comes out as a smartly put, hard-won truth you want to hold on to for later rumination."

Olivia Jane Smith, New York Theatre Review

"[A] vivid and darkly unsettling fable about war and its consequences."

Loren Noveck, NYTheatre

Production History

Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
MAR 31, 2017 - APR 01, 2017
The Boston Conservatory
Boston, MA United States
The Boston Conservatory Boston, MA United States
SEP 23, 2015 - OCT 18, 2015
Single Carrot Theatre
Baltimore, MD United States
Single Carrot Theatre Baltimore, MD United States
NOV 12, 2014 - NOV 22, 2014
Fordham Theatre Program
NY, NY United States
Fordham Theatre Program NY, NY United States
JUN 07, 2014 - JUN 16, 2014
Clubbed Thumb Summerworks Festival, held at The Wild Project
New York, NY United States
Clubbed Thumb Summerworks Festival, held at The Wild Project New York, NY United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
No upcoming productions.
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
SEP 23, 2015 - OCT 18, 2015
Single Carrot Theatre
Baltimore, MD United States
Single Carrot Theatre Baltimore, MD United States
JUN 07, 2014 - JUN 16, 2014
Clubbed Thumb Summerworks Festival, held at The Wild Project
New York, NY United States
Clubbed Thumb Summerworks Festival, held at The Wild Project New York, NY United States