Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
Settings Of Play - Mae's childhood home in Washington state.
A neighborhood bar.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Alcohol, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes, Nudity/Partial Nudity
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
WINNER - 2015 Obie Award for Playwriting and Performance
THE KILROYS LIST - 1st Place - 2015
FINALIST - 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
NOMINEE - 2015 4 Drama Desk Awards including Best Play
Mae returns home to help take care of Dad and — maybe (a little) — herself. You Got Older is a tender and darkly comic new play about family, illness, and cowboys — and how to remain standing when everything you know comes crashing down around you.
"Five Stars! Critics' Pick! Clare Barron's extraordinary You Got Older moved me as few new plays have. Like a great short story, it succeeds through details that...coalesce with a force all the stronger for their subtlety...there are moments in this play I know I won't forget." - Time Out New York, Read More
"[Barron's] play... blends off-beat, sometimes raunchy comedy into a slowly fused drama..." - The New York Times, Read More
"This terrific new play by Clare Barron...offers a hilarious and painfully affecting blend of oddball dialogue, beautifully observed family dynamics, and a preoccupation with the weird ways of the body... Barron’s special genius lies in the deep dividends she derives from small talk." - The New Yorker, Read More
"...the bold young playwright [Clare Barron] blends fantasy with a level of brutal candor that few would even dare to bring into conversation with their closest relations. Yet in Barron's boundaryless world...[she] uses her unique voice to build a quirky and sincerely touching family story." - Theatre Mania, Read More
Check out these photos from Page 73's production of You Got Older in November 2014.
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October 20, 2015
You Got Older received its world premiere at HERE Arts Center, presented by Page 73, under the directon of Anne Kaufman in 2014.