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Red Speedo - Full Length Play, Drama

Red Speedo

Lucas Hnath

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Full Length Play, Drama

ISBN: 9780822235729

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Full Length Play


“…[A] remarkable feat…a taut, incisive drama…[Hnath] has a wonderfully inventive theatrical mind…With fragmented dialogue that often comes at you like artillery fire, RED SPEEDO recalls the (good) work of David Mamet, distilled and compressed. But Mr. Hnath’s voice and style are fundamentally his own. There’s an elemental, stylized simplicity to his work that focuses attention on the meanings behind the matters at hand. The characters in RED SPEEDO are palpably, at times movingly, human in their complexity and weakness…but as the play gathers steam it broadens out to become a subtle indictment of the ethos that insists that winning is everything.” —The New York Times. “…Hnath raises hugely important questions about our society and the occasionally perverse behavior it encourages. What is the wisdom of basing success on one’s ability to be exceptional? What does ‘giving 110 percent’ really mean? Can we justify cheating when we feel that the game is already rigged against us?…[A] troubling and truthful play.” —TheaterMania.com. “…a brutal examination of the cravenness of the modern sport scene in particular and America in general…Hnath constructs an intricate web of needs and counter-needs with the four players each battling and scheming to come out on top…Lurking underneath the surface waters of the plot is a bitter indictment of our winning-at-all-costs culture…this depth charge of a play hits you where it counts." —CulturalWeekly.com.

Lucas Hnath

A resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2011, Lucas Hnath's work has been produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville, University of Miami, The Culture Project, Target Margin and Ontological-Hysteric Theater. Additionally, his plays have been developed at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and Cleveland Public Theatre. He has enjoyed playwriting residencies with The Royal ... view full profile

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