Small Tragedy
Paperback, 144 pages ISBN: 9781559365079Publication Date:
14 Jun 2018
Size: 215mm x 135mm£15.99
First Staged:
Playwrights Horizons, Off-Broadway, 2004

Small Tragedy

By Craig Lucas

Paperback £15.99

  • Obie Award for Best American Play - 2004

While rehearsing Oedipus, turbulent relationships between actors threaten to sabotage the production. As tensions grow stronger and hidden truths emerge, reality begins to emulate Oedipus in staggering ways.

Craig Lucas’s play Small Tragedy is a remarkably funny, sharply articulated missive about tragedy in the contemporary world. It was first performed at Playwrights Horizons, Off-Broadway, in 2004.

Small Tragedy won the 2004 Obie Award for Best American Play.

Press Quotes

'Small Tragedy is filled with provocative questions that American plays should be asking at a fraught and confusing moment in this country’s history… An impeccably sustained balance of the abstract and the particular, of the comic and the dramatic… Lucas’s habitual brooding fatalism has never seemed more relevant.'

New York Times

'Full of interest, intelligence, amusement, and spine-chilling verity… Small Tragedy is a play to see and ponder, staying with you, in typical Lucas fashion, long after you leave the theater.'

Village Voice

'Lucas, a former actor himself, beautifully conveys the sudden, sweet intimacy that springs up between artists engaged in a grandiose adventure on a ninety-nine-cent budget… Small moments catch fire, sympathetic glances take on unexpected meaning, tender alliances are formed… So impeccably natural it seems unscripted.'

Variety
Paperback, 144 pages ISBN: 9781559365079Publication Date:
14 Jun 2018
Size: 215mm x 135mm£15.99

Also by Craig Lucas:

Prayer For My Enemy
Reckless and other plays
Prelude to a Kiss and other plays
What I Meant Was
The Light in the Piazza
Ode to Joy

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