Full Length Play
More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century
Settings Of Play - 2007-2009. Cambridge, MA. Various locations.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
It is the eve of Obama's first election. Four of Harvard University's brightest; a surgeon, an actress, a psychologist, and a neuro-psychiatrist, are all interested in different aspects of the brain, particularly how it responds to race. But like all smart people, they are also searching for love, success, and identity in their own lives. Lydia Diamond brings these characters together in this sharp, witty play about social and sexual politics.
"...a sexy, serious, and very, very funny modern-day comedy of manners." - Variety, Read More
"...crisp and clever dialogue...Smart People is very funny because it reflects a very sympathetic human foible; the desire to resolve our racial conflicts without messing things up every time we open our mouths." - Broadwayworld.com, Read More
"Smart People is a great ride; I loved every talky minute of it." - Deadline, Read More
"Splendid! Diamond...draw[s] laughs even as she firmly pushes back against the notion that we’re living in a 'post-racial society.'" - Boston Globe, Read More
Smart People premiered at the Huntington Theatre in Boston in May of 2014 under the direction of Peter DuBois.