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Gnit - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Gnit

Will Eno

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573703072

Is laziness the opposite of love? Is the search for the Self for total nobodies?

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

Adaptations (Stage & Screen)

120 minutes (2 hours)

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

TAGS

Love, Marriage

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

Is laziness the opposite of love? Is the search for the Self for total nobodies? These are questions posed through the prolific pen of Will Eno, one of America's leading contemporary playwrights, whose talents for playful idiosyncratic language shine through in Gnit. Watch closely as Peter Gnit, a funny-enough but so-so specimen of humanity, makes a lifetime of bad decisions, on the search for his True Self, which is disintegrating while he searches. A rollicking and very cautionary tale about, among other things, how the opposite of love is laziness. Gnit is a faithful, unfaithful, and willfully American misreading of Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, a 19th century Norwegian play which is famous for all the wrong reasons, written by Will Eno, who has never been to Norway.




Gnit 2012-13


REVIEWS

"Enophiles will delight in how snugly Ibsen’s peculiar drama accommodates Mr. Eno’s flair for playing games with language and his offbeat humor, which cuts to the heart as incisively as it tickles the funny bone." - The New York Times, Read More

"Gnit is wickedly funny, relentlessly intelligent and very well-executed" - WFPL News, Read More

"The audience realizes that this play is going to take them on a wild ride. And it’s going to be fun...Gnit is oddly entertaining…the projection of Peter Gnit’s existence isn’t just funny; it’s a reminder that no one can live a life all by himself" - Louisville.com, Read More

"
This sort of rich and challenging writing is what the Humana Festival has always been about, and Louisville audiences are overdue for an introduction to one of the more important contemporary playwrights in American theatre." - ArtsLouisville.com, Read More


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Pursuing Our True Self: Will Eno’s GNIT
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March 27, 2015


Gnit premiered at the Actors Theatre of Louisville's 2013 Humana Festival, under the direction of Les Waters. 

Characters

CASTING

3m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

CASTING NOTES

Double-cast roles are in parentheses. This suggested configuration will require a number of quick-changes, but these are certainly in the spirit of the play.

MOTHER – (UNCLE JOE, BEGGAR), female, 60s or so
PETER – male, 30s-40s
STRANGER 1 – (STRANGER 3, MOYNIHAN, VOICE, HUNTER, ROBBER, Voice of SPHINX, SHACKLETON, PALE MAN, REPORTER), male, late 20s-40s
STRANGER 2 – (BRIDESMAID, BRIDE, GROUPIE, WOMAN IN GREEN, HELEN, CASE WORKER, ANITRA, PASTOR, BREMER, ANNA), female, late 20s-40s
TOWN – (THE GREEN FAMILY, INTERNATIONAL MAN, BEGRIFFIN), male, 30s-50s
SOLVAY – (BARTENDER, DARK LADY, GRAVEDIGGER, AUCTIONEER), female, 30s-40
Videos
  • GNIT - Interview with playwright Will Eno

  • GNIT First Look

Author
Will Eno

Will Eno

Will Eno recently made his Broadway debut with his critically acclaimed new play, The Realistic Joneses.  Eno received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre Award. His plays The Open House and Title and Deed premiered at the Pershing Square Signature Center in 2014 and 2012 respectively. The Realistic Joneses also premiered in the spring of 2012, at the Yale Repertory Theater. ... view full profile

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