Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - An apartment in Belleville, Paris.
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Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Alcohol, Drugs, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes, Nudity/Partial Nudity, Smoking
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Winner! 2012 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award
Finalist! 2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
Nominee! 2013 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Play
Amy Herzog is the 2011 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama
Young Americans Zack and Abby have the perfect ex-pat life in Paris: a funky bohemian apartment in up-and-coming Belleville; a stable marriage; and Zack’s noble mission to fight pediatric AIDS. But when Abby finds Zack at home one afternoon when he’s supposed to be at work, the questions and answers that follow shake the foundation of their seemingly beautiful life.
"Ms. Herzog’s thrillingly good play, confirms her reputation as one of the brightest new talents in the theater. It is rare for a young playwright to be in such confident command of all the theater’s resources as Ms. Herzog is here […] among the most suspenseful plays I’ve seen in years." – The New York Times, Read More Here
"Belleville is engrossing. Herzog does a great job of capturing the stereotypical arrogance of Americans living in a foreign country […] But that's just one element of the increasingly complex and relentlessly surprising characters that Herzog has created." – Hartford Arts Examiner, Read More Here
"Belleville is much more dramatic, or rather melodramatic, than a simple unraveling of a relationship. Herzog wants to show you the hopelessness and rage that can spiral out of the stresses of everyday living, but she really cares about raising the entertainment value of the experience. Belleville is funny. It’s suspenseful. It’s mock-shocking, then genuinely horrifying." – New Haven Theatre Jerk, Read More Here
Belleville was first commissioned and produced by Yale Repertory Theater, under artistic director James Bundy and managing director Victoria Nolan, in New Haven, Connectictut, opening October 21, 2011. It was directed by Anne Kauffman.