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.
A compellingly original comedy thriller, and Sondheim's first ever non-musical play.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An unsettling and deeply compassionate play from an acclaimed US playwright.
Modern adaptations of classic Greek texts.
Set in a fictional fundamentalist country where chewing gum is outlawed, Gum explores the human need to tame nature and control desire.
One of the greatest musicals of all time, with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents.
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.
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.
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 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.
A Lolita-like tale of female sexual awakening, winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize.
A deliciously adventurous play that confronts the question of whether monogamy is enough to ensure a happy marriage.
A powerful comedy-drama about a family gathering at Thanksgiving, from a gifted young American playwright.