Mary Page Marlowe

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781559365345Publication Date:
27 Jul 2017
Size: 215mm x 135mm£18.99
First Staged:
Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago, 2016

Mary Page Marlowe

By Tracy Letts

Paperback £18.99

Mary Page Marlowe is an accountant from Ohio. She’s led an ordinary life, making the difficult decisions we all face as we try to figure out who we really are and what we really want.

As Tracy Letts brings us moments—both pivotal and mundane—from Mary’s life, a portrait of a surprisingly complicated woman emerges. Intimate and moving, Mary Page Marlowe shows us how circumstance, impulse and time can combine to make us mysteries… even to ourselves.

Press Quotes

'Exquisite... Beautiful and affecting, like flipping through a friend's photo album in no particular order, finding some faces familiar, others unexpected... A haunting, elliptical drama about the evolutions, reversals and resurrections in a woman's life... It illuminates, movingly, how youthful ideals wither, how little of life can truly be foreseen, how provisional all our plans are in a world where choice and chance are always in tension.'

Charles Isherwood - New York Times

'Tracy Letts is a poet of the ordinary, a playwright who writes about commonplace lives in uncommon ways.... You’ll be enthralled to watch Mary’s life unfold, for it is described in a manner so clear and true that you cannot doubt its significance. Mary Page Marlowe is the most purely beautiful play that Mr. Letts has given us.'

Wall Street Journal

'This is Letts in contemplative mode, theatrically plumbing large questions like 'what is a person?' and, therefore, 'what is a life?'... Intensely thoughtful... the work has depth and an elegant potency... Mary Page Marlowe evokes a complex response that is both heady and emotional.'


Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback,112 pages ISBN: 9781559365345Publication Date:
27 Jul 2017
Size: 215mm x 135mm£18.99

Also by Tracy Letts:

Killer Joe
August: Osage County
Three Sisters
Superior Donuts
Linda Vista

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