Winner! Outstanding New Play at 2008 San Diego Critics Circle Awards
What if all your dreams came true...for your best friend? The Four of Us follows Ben, whose first novel vaults him into literary stardom, and his friend David, a struggling playwright, who is thrilled by Ben's success...and crushed by it. From the dreams of aspiring youth to the realities of adulthood, this poignant two-man comedy explores friendship and memory, the gap between our hopes and our lives, and the struggles between our egos and our capacity to love.
"Four stars. An extremely clever and enjoyable study of friendship...funny, touching, and wickedly smart." - Time Out New York
"A clever comic drama with a nifty twist...a touching, appealing play." - The New York Times
"Delighted me. Audiences can revel in this crisply witty study of friendship. If only Broadway were still a hospitable place for new plays as good as this one!" - The Wall Street Journal
"Structural acrobat Itamar Moses has turned his gifts in on themselves. A sincere and mature depiction of a friendship." - Variety
"A smart, sharply observed, and exceptionally enjoyable affair. 90 minutes of humor and painful truths that really zip along." - Chicago Tribune
"Itamar Moses is just one hell of a playwright, and this coy little game of a play benefits from his extraordinary wit." - Chicago Reader
"Four stars. Affecting and effective." - Time Out Chicago
"Clever and smart, and suggests that Moses will be displaying a big range as his career unfolds." - San Diego Union-Tribune
"Examines friendship, memory, storytelling and success with insight, poignancy, surprises — and, of course, wit." - Philadelphia City Paper
"Observant, compelling, and easy to recommend." - New York Daily News
The Four of Us was first presented by the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, CA, in 2007. The play was subsequently presented Off Broadway by the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City in 2008. Both productions were directed by Pam MacKinnon.