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Life, A - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Life, A

Adam Bock

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

2m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573706127

"Sympathetic and unsentimental, the play offers a wise, quietly devastating perspective on the stuff we carry and leave behind." - Time Out New York

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Description

Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - Multiple locations including Nate Martin's living room.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

Nate Martin is hopelessly single. When his most recent breakup – another in a lifelong string of ill-fated matches – casts him into a funk, he turns to the only source of wisdom he trusts: the stars. Pouring over astrological charts, he obsessively questions his past and place in the cosmos. But in Adam Bock’s disarming new play, the answer he receives, when it comes, is shockingly obvious – and totally unpredictable.

REVIEWS 

Five Stars! "Sympathetic and unsentimental, the play offers a wise, quietly devastating perspective on the stuff we carry and leave behind." - Time Out New York, Read More 

"[...] quietly devastating [...] There’s something absurdly endearing about a man who seems unaware of how desperately lonely he is, and who makes disturbing revelations about his life without recognizing the depths of his despair." - Variety, Read More 

"Nate's journey, as depicted during this quietly unnerving play, is one that can be unequivocally described as universal. It also preys on some of our deepest fears." - TheaterMania, Read More


Check out these photos from the Playwrights Horizons production of A Life in September 2016.


A Life premiered at Playwrights Horizons in New York City in September 2016 under the direction of Anne Kaufman.

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CASTING

2m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

NATE MARTIN
LORI MARTIN
ALLISON
CURTIS
JOCELYN
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Author
Adam Bock

Adam Bock

Adam Bock’s plays include Phaedra (Shotgun Players), A Small Fire (Playwrights Horizons, Drama Desk nomination), book for We Have Always Lived in the Castle, with music by Todd Almond (Yale Rep), The Flowers (About Face Theatre), The Receptionist (MTC, 2008 Outer Critics nomination, Best Plays of 2007-2008, The Evidence Room with Megan Mullally), The Drunken City (Playwrights Horizons, 2008 Outer ... view full profile

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