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John - Full Length Play, Drama

John

Annie Baker

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Full Length Play, Drama

1m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573799815

"Annie Baker’s John is so good on so many levels that it casts a unique and brilliant light." - The New Yorker

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Minimum Fee: $100 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Drama

More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - The first floor of a Bed & Breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in the very end of November.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

The week after Thanksgiving. A Bed & Breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A cheerful innkeeper. A young couple struggling to stay together. Thousands of inanimate objects, watching. 

A simple enough description, but Annie Baker’s fascinating play takes a look at what theatre can be and builds a world all its own. Baker's hyper-realism bleeds into the eerily super-natural in this quiet tale, where actors and audiences alike delve into ideas of self, mortality, and the solitude of human experience.


REVIEWS 

"Annie Baker’s John is so good on so many levels that it casts a unique and brilliant light." - The New Yorker, Read More 

"Ms. Baker...stretches her talents in intriguing if sometimes baffling new directions." The New York Times, Read More 

"Baker is trying to extend to characters in extremis the intense realism — not stage realism but real realism — usually denied them in plays." - Vulture, Read More 

"When it comes to playwriting, [Baker] is astonishingly clear-eyed. In John, her new play at the Signature Theatre, one character is blind and another wears glasses with a very strong prescription, but they both benefit from Baker’s excellent vision." The Guardian, Read More 

"Baker knows exactly what she’s doing — she gives us just enough to open up possibilities. What a thrill!" - New York Post, Read More 

"Baker does not merely tell a scary story. She shows them, piling up like ghosts of amputated limbs from the war wounded, and makes them riveting, unpredictable, altogether human theater." - Newsday, Read More


John premiered at the Signature Theatre in New York City in August of 2015 under the direction of Sam Gold.

Characters

CASTING

1m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Parts for Senior Actors

ELIAS SCHREIBER-HOFFMAN - 29, glasses
JENNY CHUNG - 31, no glasses
MERTIS KATHERINE GRAVEN - 72, no glasses
GENEVIEVE MARDUK - 85, blind
Author
Annie Baker

Annie Baker

Annie Baker's full-length plays include The Flick (Playwrights Horizons, OBIE Award for Playwriting, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize), Circle Mirror Transformation (Playwrights Horizons, OBIE Award for Best New American Play, Drama Desk nomination for Best Play), The Aliens (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, OBIE Award for Best New American Play), Body Awareness (Atlantic Theater Company, Drama Desk ... view full profile

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Reviews
Ron May 3/29/2016 6:33 PM
I didn't think it would be possible for me to like something as much as THE FLICK from this incredible playwright. I was wrong. JOHN is gorgeous, eerie, haunting, funny, and just beautiful. I pretty much started reading it again as soon as I finished.

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