loading

1-866-598-8449

Customer Service available Mon - Fri 9am to 9pm EST Sat & Sun 1pm to 8pm EST

Arthur and Esther - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Arthur and Esther

Ross Howard

Customer Rating: starstarstarstarstar (Rate this!)

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

1m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573114618

A play of two worlds. This elemental and affecting two-hander explores love, its loss, and the lives we inherit and impose on others.

More Information Below:

Description | Characters | Media | Author | Now Playing | Reviews
$14.95
: Acting Edition
$17.95
: Large Print
$19.95
: Stage Manager
$8.95
ePlay

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

Romantic Comedy

75 Minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play -

A low lit, empty library in the north-west of England and a brightly lit area somewhere in the afterlife.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

In the wake of public spending cuts, Arthur wrestles with the methods set out in Montgomery Swank’s "28 Ways to Terminate Your Existence and Questions You May Have", the one book he has salvaged from the closure of his beloved library.

In the wake of her own death, his wife Esther reconciles the ghosts of the past with a hope for the future.

A play of two worlds. This elemental and affecting two-hander explores love, its loss, and the lives we inherit and impose on others.

British playwright Ross Howard is an Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellow.

"Howard's script sprints along with observation and humor... this is a special script..."- Las Vegas Review Journal

“ ….full of both outrageous dark comedy and deep sincerity….an ultimately compelling night of theatre” - nytheatre.com

First performed at The Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre, New York.

**A US version of the script is available to perform. **

Characters

CASTING

1m, 1f

ARTHUR HUEY – Long-serving community librarian. Mid 50s.
ESTHER HUEY – His wife in life. Now deceased and eternally youthful. Mid 20s

Videos
  • Trailer

Author
Ross Howard

Ross Howard

Ross Howard's work has been seen in London (Theatre 503, Old Vic Tunnels, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Riverside Studios, Old Red Lion, Park Theatre, Finborough Theatre, Southwark Playhouse), Cork (Cork Arts Centre), Las Vegas (Onyx Theatre), Minneapolis (Pillsbury House Theatre), San Francisco (The Phoenix Theatre), New York City (Cherry Lane Theatre, Clurman Theatre, Access Theater and Urban ... view full profile

Now Playing
Loading
Producer
City
State
Opening
Closing
Reviews
Rita Jorge 12/10/2014 10:47 AM
There is something deeply moving about Arthur that I haven't quite been able to shake off since reading this play. Arthur has become one of my favorite ever characters in a play - throughout the book, you just get yourself fighting the urge to go look for this man and just sit with him holding his hand for a bit. Still, this is not a depressing tale. It's a contemporary play that deals with timeless struggles - communicating, being seen, feeling purposeless. Cannot recommend it enough.

You May Also Like

See all

Customers Also Bought