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The Internationalist

The Internationalist
by Anne Washburn

Productions (16)
  • Enigmatic comedy
  • |
  • 95 - 105 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Flexible and spare with a few fixed elements
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-075-4

The Internationalist
by Anne Washburn

(0)
Productions (16)
  • Enigmatic comedy
  • |
  • 95 - 105 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Flexible and spare with a few fixed elements

Lowell, an American on a business trip, is met at the airport by a beautiful colleague. They spend the night together and he thinks he's in one of those great American movies where you go to a foreign land and there's romance and adventure and the experience changes you. The next day at the office he discovers that he's not in one of those movies, he's in one of those foreign films where nothing is as it seems, where there is no moral, and most importantly: no subtitles.

Pricing Information

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

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Play Details

Lowell, an American on a business trip, is met at the airport by a beautiful colleague. They spend the night together and he thinks he's in one of those great American movies where you go to a foreign land and there's romance and adventure and the experience changes you. The next day at the office he discovers that he's not in one of those movies, he's in one of those foreign films where nothing is as it seems, where there is no moral, and most importantly: no subtitles.

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  • Enigmatic comedy
  • |
  • 95 - 105 minutes
  • 2 f, 4 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Flexible and spare with a few fixed elements
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-075-4

Published Reviews

"Welcome to Anne Washburn, an original new voice! The Internationalist is a new kind of play for the 21st century. Fresh, provocative, riveting, and more entertaining and satisfying than many long-running hits."

Back Stage

"A sad, beautiful play."

Variety

"A clever comedy for the age of globalization."

The Washington Post

"An unsettling, almost Kafka-esque examination of who we are and where we come from."

The Guardian

"This is a brilliant tale of hope, discovery and the realisation of finding out who you are. If you only plan to see one play this year, it needs to be this one. It's a five star production."

Troy Dodds, BroadwayAustralia.com

"A superb new play."

New York Sun

"An intelligent and engaging play. [A] funny, eccentric, slightly surreal thriller."

NYTheatre.com

"Both funny and unsettling, Washburn's play unfolds largely in a language invented for her script!"

Plays International

"The Internationalist has a sly peculiarity all its own."

Time Out New York

"The scenes shiver with delicate threat and unease."

The Village Voice

Production History

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Location
MAR 25, 2019 - MAR 25, 2019
Bike City Theatre Company
Davis, CA United States
Bike City Theatre Company Davis, CA United States
MAR 31, 2017 - APR 09, 2017
University of Toledo
Toledo, OH United States
University of Toledo Toledo, OH United States
JUL 29, 2016 - JUL 30, 2016
A207 (Directing Studio)
Bloomington, IN United States
A207 (Directing Studio) Bloomington, IN United States
APR 30, 2014 - MAY 04, 2014
Franklin College Theatre
Franklin, IN United States
Franklin College Theatre Franklin, IN United States
MAY 31, 2013 - JUN 16, 2013
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Chicago, IL United States
Steppenwolf Theatre Company Chicago, IL United States
NOV 25, 2011 - DEC 17, 2011
Convergence-Continuum
Cleveland, OH United States
Convergence-Continuum Cleveland, OH United States
NOV 04, 2011 - NOV 20, 2011
Just Theater
Berkeley, CA United States
Just Theater Berkeley, CA United States
JAN 08, 2009 - JAN 17, 2009
Available Light Theatre
Columbus, OH United States
Available Light Theatre Columbus, OH United States
OCT 17, 2007 - OCT 28, 2007
The Boulevard Ensemble Studio Theatre
Milwaukee, WI United States
The Boulevard Ensemble Studio Theatre Milwaukee, WI United States
JUL 30, 2007 - JUL 31, 2007
Sam Houston State University, Department Of Theatre And Dance
Huntsville, TX United States
Sam Houston State University, Department Of Theatre And Dance Huntsville, TX United States
APR 15, 2006 - APR 30, 2006
Red Eye
Minneapolis, MN United States
Red Eye Minneapolis, MN United States
OCT 05, 2005 - OCT 29, 2005
The Practical Theatre Company Inc.
Sydney, NSW Australia
The Practical Theatre Company Inc. Sydney, NSW Australia
FEB 03, 2005 - FEB 12, 2005
MIT Theater Arts
Cambridge, MA United States
MIT Theater Arts Cambridge, MA United States
MAR 01, 2008 - MAY 31, 2008
The Gate Theatre
London, United Kingdom
The Gate Theatre London, United Kingdom
MAR 01, 2008 - MAY 31, 2008
The Studio Theatre
Washington, DC United States
The Studio Theatre Washington, DC United States
APR 01, 2004 - MAY 30, 2004
13P at The Culture Project
New York, NY United States
13P at The Culture Project New York, NY United States
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Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
MAR 25, 2019 - MAR 25, 2019
Bike City Theatre Company
Davis, CA United States
Bike City Theatre Company Davis, CA United States
MAY 31, 2013 - JUN 16, 2013
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Chicago, IL United States
Steppenwolf Theatre Company Chicago, IL United States
NOV 25, 2011 - DEC 17, 2011
Convergence-Continuum
Cleveland, OH United States
Convergence-Continuum Cleveland, OH United States
NOV 04, 2011 - NOV 20, 2011
Just Theater
Berkeley, CA United States
Just Theater Berkeley, CA United States
JAN 08, 2009 - JAN 17, 2009
Available Light Theatre
Columbus, OH United States
Available Light Theatre Columbus, OH United States
OCT 17, 2007 - OCT 28, 2007
The Boulevard Ensemble Studio Theatre
Milwaukee, WI United States
The Boulevard Ensemble Studio Theatre Milwaukee, WI United States
APR 15, 2006 - APR 30, 2006
Red Eye
Minneapolis, MN United States
Red Eye Minneapolis, MN United States
OCT 05, 2005 - OCT 29, 2005
The Practical Theatre Company Inc.
Sydney, NSW Australia
The Practical Theatre Company Inc. Sydney, NSW Australia
MAR 01, 2008 - MAY 31, 2008
The Gate Theatre
London, United Kingdom
The Gate Theatre London, United Kingdom
MAR 01, 2008 - MAY 31, 2008
The Studio Theatre
Washington, DC United States
The Studio Theatre Washington, DC United States
APR 01, 2004 - MAY 30, 2004
13P at The Culture Project
New York, NY United States
13P at The Culture Project New York, NY United States