Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
Settings Of Play - The apartment of Alice Hauptmann. Elective Affinities can be performed in site specific locations.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Mild Adult Themes
Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
David Adjmi is the 2010 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama
Elective Affinities takes the audience into the apartment of Alice, an octogenarian offering a funny and savage portrait of cultured life, promising to initiate a vital discourse about what it means to be civilized.
“If you’re one of the lucky few whom [Alice Hauptmann] has summoned to tea this month…I strongly urge you to accept.”
- New York Time, Read More
“Adjmi’s playlet is tiny, but its eloquent, perverse core of coolly rationalized cruelty continues to gain mass and weight in my head.” [Four stars]
- Time Out New York, Read More
“Elective Affinities belongs to the rarely explored genre of metaphysical theatre…"
- The New Yorker, Read More
Elective Afftinites was commissioned by the Royal Court Theatre. It was given staged readings by the Royal Court (with Jane Asher, dir. Phyllis Nagy), Lincoln Center & the Pearl Theatre/Wendy Vandenheuvel (both with Marian Seldes) and premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company in October, 2005.