The Antipodes
Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781559365680Publication Date:
21 Feb 2019
Size: 215mm x 135mm£14.99
First Staged:
Signature Theatre, New York, 2017

The Antipodes

By Annie Baker

Paperback £14.99

On Stage at:
National Theatre, London
From Mon 21 Oct 2019 to Sat 23 Nov 2019

In Annie Baker's The Antipodes, a group of people sit around a table telling, cataloguing, and theorising stories. Their purpose is never clear: are they brainstorming ideas for a TV show? A film? A mythology?

This is a world where ghostly fables co-exist with mundane discussions of snacks and sexual exploits, where the vague instruction to tell stories about 'something monstrous', though 'it might not be a literal monster', becomes maddeningly impossible.

Part satire, part sacred rite, The Antipodes asks what value stories have for a world in crisis.

The Antipodes was premiered at the Signature Theatre in New York City in April 2017.

Press Quotes

'Endlessly fascinating… The Antipodes leaves you glowing with a wondering satisfaction. I mean the happy satiety that comes from being in the hands of a real right-brain/left-brain author who channels her ineffable instincts with a master artisan's practical skills… Ms. Baker has established herself as one of the freshest voices in American theater. Here she also provides evidence of her peerless ear for contemporary language'

New York Times

'Tantalizing… In John, a play set in a quaintly eerie bed and breakfast, Baker flirted with occult suspense. Here, in a drama confined to a fluorescent room… she edges into symbolist territory. Baker's signature hyper-realism makes room for an irrational dimension that lightly evokes the supernatural enigmas of Maurice Maeterlinck and August Strindberg'

Los Angeles Times

'A paradoxical, puzzling, compellingly hypnotic work'

Village Voice
Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781559365680Publication Date:
21 Feb 2019
Size: 215mm x 135mm£14.99

Also by Annie Baker:

Uncle Vanya
The Vermont Plays
Circle Mirror Transformation
The Flick

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