Humana Festival 2016: The Complete Plays

Humana Festival 2016: The Complete Plays
by Steven Dietz, Tasha Gordon-Solmon, Cory Hinkle, Laura Jacqmin, Hansol Jung, Martyna Majok, Meg Miroshnik, Jiehae Park, Brendan Pelsue, Sarah Ruhl, Jen Silverman

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Humana Festival 2016: The Complete Plays brings together all nine scripts from the 2016 Humana Festival of New American Plays, the 40th cycle of world premiere productions staged at Actors Theatre of Louisville. This compilation features an exceptional array of work by some of the most original and ambitious voices in the American theatre, from the "containment study" of friendships forged at an extended-stay hotel (Residence), to the nostalgia-infused family gathering on the occasion of a father's passing (For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday), to the makeshift wedding between teenage girls interrupted by civil war in Uganda (Cardboard Piano). Taken as a whole, this year's plays examine how memory and history tether us (or don't), and the ways in which life's defining moments can be unexpectedly shaped by chance. An imaginative collection and must-have for anyone seeking bold, current theatre. Read More

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NOTE: This book contains 9 plays. To perform any of the plays, each must be licensed separately.

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Humana Festival 2016: The Complete Plays brings together all nine scripts from the 2016 Humana Festival of New American Plays, the 40th cycle of world premiere productions staged at Actors Theatre of Louisville. This compilation features an exceptional array of work by some of the most original and ambitious voices in the American theatre, from the "containment study" of friendships forged at an extended-stay hotel (Residence), to the nostalgia-infused family gathering on the occasion of a father's passing (For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday), to the makeshift wedding between teenage girls interrupted by civil war in Uganda (Cardboard Piano). Taken as a whole, this year's plays examine how memory and history tether us (or don't), and the ways in which life's defining moments can be unexpectedly shaped by chance. An imaginative collection and must-have for anyone seeking bold, current theatre.

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  • Cardboard Piano by Hansol Jung
  • Coffee Break by Tasha Gordon-Solmon
  • For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday by Sarah Ruhl
  • This Quintessence of Dust by Cory Hinkle
  • Residence by Laura Jacqmin
  • This Random World by Steven Dietz
  • Trudy, Carolyn, Martha, and Regina Travel to Outer Space and Have a Pretty Terrible Time There by James Kennedy
  • Wellesley Girl by Brendan Pelsue
  • Wondrous Strange by Jen Silverman, Martyna Majok, Meg Miroshnik, and Jiehae Park

    • Drama/Comedy
  • Published Reviews

    Doing anything for 40 consecutive years is a noteworthy feat, especially when that 'thing' is producing new plays . . . The 40th festival was one of the best I've attended . . . Perhaps it's just coincidence that with the festival turning 40, an age when many of us begin to sense mortality, several shows had a whiff of the evanescence of life.

    Cincinnati Citybeat

    The renowned festival boasts more than longevity . . . The Humana Festival is the birthplace of countless dramas that later end up on and off-Broadway . . . The list of Festival hits is lengthy.

    Gothamist

    Building on the artistic momentum they've gathered over the last few years, Artistic Director Les Waters and his team . . . have again assembled a superb lineup that will delight, anger and puzzle and provoke theatergoers. Whether dark or droll or whether set in an anonymous hotel room, an Iowa home, a creepy haunted house, or a run-down church in Uganda, all of these plays are urgently concerned with survival in worlds on the brink. And all of them deserve to be successful.

    LEO Weekly