...in the absence of spring...

...in the absence of spring...
by Joe Calarco

Productions (3)
  • Drama
  • 115 - 125 minutes
  • 4 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Flexible and theatrical set for several locales

...in the absence of spring...
by Joe Calarco

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Productions (3)
  • Drama
  • 115 - 125 minutes
  • 4 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Flexible and theatrical set for several locales

On the seventh anniversary of the bombing of an airliner, the loved ones of the victims are still trying to move on with their lives. Throughout a 24-hour period on a frigid spring day in New York, these strangers' lives interconnect and finally collide, taking them on a phantasmagoric journey toward closure.

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

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Play Details

On the seventh anniversary of the bombing of an airliner, the loved ones of the victims are still trying to move on with their lives. Throughout a 24-hour period on a frigid spring day in New York, these strangers' lives interconnect and finally collide, taking them on a phantasmagoric journey toward closure.

  • Drama
  • 115 - 125 minutes
  • 4 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Flexible and theatrical set for several locales

Published Reviews

"A vivid portrait of seven lives bound together by the residual grief of one tragic event. Touching and poignant...Calarco has crafted intriguing characters and has an ear for naturalistic dialogue that is both savvy and witty."

Broadway.com

"Intoxicating...a thoughtful and intense examination of how people react to loss and gather the energy to surpass tragedy and carry on with their lives."

Gail Choochan, Potomac News

"Mr. Calarco, as both writer and director has a keen sense of dramatic encounters that are both funny and ominous. He has also created memorable characters, impressively developed by this cast. The theme of lost people resonates: the mystery of the dead who were blown up, and of the living who wander away or flee, leaving those who love them torn apart."

D.J.R. Bruckner, The New York Times

"Calarco directs his script with economical elan. This is the rare play where the gay and straight relationships are given equal opportunities for romance and disarray."

Alexis Soloski, Time Out New York

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APR 01, 2008 - APR 05, 2008
SIUE Theater And Dance Department
Edwardsville, IL United States
SIUE Theater And Dance Department Edwardsville, IL United States
APR 01, 2002 - MAY 30, 2002
Second Stage Theatre
New York, NY United States
Second Stage Theatre New York, NY United States
NOV 01, 2000 - NOV 30, 2000
Signature Theatre
Arlington, VA United States
Signature Theatre Arlington, VA United States
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Production Group
Location
APR 01, 2002 - MAY 30, 2002
Second Stage Theatre
New York, NY United States
Second Stage Theatre New York, NY United States
NOV 01, 2000 - NOV 30, 2000
Signature Theatre
Arlington, VA United States
Signature Theatre Arlington, VA United States