The homebody of the title is a bored but highly intellectual Englishwoman who finds refuge and escape in the alternate world of Aghanistan, exoticised in her mind's eye with the help of an out-of-date guide book.
Adrienne Kennedy's acclaimed play about an interracial love affair in the 1940s, in a volume with two other plays: Etta and Ella on the Upper West Side and Mom, How Did You Meet the Beatles?
Eduardo Machado’s Havana is Waiting and other plays examines the intersection of the personal and the political on a generation of immigrants. With humor and passion, the author pursues his lifelong exploration of the Cuban-American experience.
The final installment in Quiara Alegría Hudes’s three-play cycle, which began with Pulitzer Prize-finalist Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue and Pulitzer Prize-winner Water by the Spoonful.
A series of connected plays—Rose, Paraffin, and Nursing—that together form a dark and compelling exploration of what binds people together and drives them apart.
One of the greatest musicals of all time, with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents.
Set in a fictional fundamentalist country where chewing gum is outlawed, Gum explores the human need to tame nature and control desire.
Modern adaptations of classic Greek texts.
An unsettling and deeply compassionate play from an acclaimed US playwright.
Writing at the end of his own long life, in Oedipus at Colonus Sophocles depicts his doomed hero's final hours; at the moment of his death the aged Oedipus is free at last. Envisaging this meditation on mortality as a rousing service in a black church, Lee Breuer has created a remarkable text based on Robert Fitzgerald's splendid translation.
A penetrating drama laced with the signature humour of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Rabbit Hole. Good People explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing.
David Hwang invokes the age in which his great grandfather broke with Confucian tradition by converting to Christianity and unbinding his daughter's feet. Golden Child explores the impact of these momentous decisions on succeeding generations.
Jack Chapman runs a brothel on the first floor of his tenement, but wants a respectable marriage for his daughter. But when his daughter falls in love with one of the prostitutes, the marriage - and with it, Jack's dream of redemption - looks very doubtful indeed.
Emily's Mann's play about the icon of the American feminist movement, Gloria Steinem. With a Foreword by Gloria Steinem herself.
A compellingly original comedy thriller, and Sondheim's first ever non-musical play.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1904. Aunt Esther, the 285-year-old fiery matriarch of 1839 Wylie Avenue, sets Citizen Barlow, a young man from Alabama, on a soaring, lyrical journey of spiritual awakening.
Election Year in the Life of One Family
A trilogy of plays following an American family through the momentous and divisive 2016 presidential election year.