Time Period - Contemporary, 1970s
Settings Of Play - The play takes place in three cottages on the grounds of a large hospital.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Cutting Approved for Competition, UIL Approved, Competition or audition material
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Tony, Pulitzer, From Broadway
Winner! 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Winner! 1977 Tony® Award for Best Play
In this compelling dramatic triptych, three terminal cancer patients dwell in separate cottages on a hospital's grounds. The three are attended and visited by family and close friends: Agnes and her mother Felicity, estranged further by the latter's dementia; Brian and Beverly, whose marital complications are exacerbated by Brian's new lover, Mark; and Joe and Maggie, unready for the strain of Joe's impending death and its effect on their teenage son.
"An important, touching and courageous play...Triumphantly turns up...Cristofer writes with the compassion of the undamned. An extraordinarily good Broadway play with meaty roles for actors." - The New York Times
"Thunders with life." - ABC TV
"By far the finest play of the New York season, beautifully realized drama of sensitive perceptions often as funny as it is moving." - Washington Post
"Extraordinary. An overwhelming emotional experience. Truly startling and in its uncompromising way, very funny." - Boston Globe
The Shadow Box opened on March 31, 1977 at the Morosco Theatre in New York.