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Hunter Gatherers - Full Length Play

Hunter Gatherers

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

Full Length Play

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780822223726

Pam and Richard are hosting their best friends, Wendy and Tom, for the…

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Pam and Richard are hosting their best friends, Wendy and Tom, for their annual dinner get-together. An animal sacrifice kicks off the evening, followed by a little more sex, violence, deception, revelations, wrestling and dancing than previous years. A darkly comic evening where the line between civilized and primal man is blurred, and where not everyone will survive long enough to enjoy the brownies for dessert.
"Outrageously libidinous knockabout farce meets penetrating social Satire/Political Satire in Peter Nachtrieb's hilariously revelatory comedy, an almost two-hour laugh riot." —San Francisco Chronicle. "With abundant irony and well-turned barbs, Nachtrieb's sharply crafted dialogue follows in Edward Albee's footsteps, peeling away layers of well-mannered repression and hypocrisy as the foursome succumb to their basest impulses." —LA Times. "[Nachtrieb's] in possession of a genuine talent for queasy absurdism that produces generous flashes of original off-kilter wit." —Variety. "A shocker, but the amazing thing about this San Francisco–bred work is how the playwright elicits a cockeyed sort of empathy for the flipped-out characters who inhabit this unnerving dramatic universe." —BackStage. "Like a mash-up of the most brutal episode of Wild Kingdom and any episode of South Park." —San Francisco Bay Guardian. "As sophisticated in its worldview as it is barbaric in its energy." —San Francisco Weekly.


2m, 2f


Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb is a San Francisco-based playwright whose works include boom (TCG's most-produced play 2009-10), T.I.C. (Trenchcoat In Common), Hunter Gatherers (2007 ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award, 2007 Will Glickman Prize), Colorado, and Multiplex. His work has been seen Off-Broadway and at theaters across the country including at Ars Nova, SPF, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Seattle Repertory, ... view full profile

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