Prayer For My Enemy

by  Craig Lucas

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 3f

"A newly-minted classic." - The New York Times

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Prayer For My Enemy

by  Craig Lucas

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Period
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

In Prayer for my Enemy, two middle-class families in suburban New York State confront their private demons against the public backdrop of the American incursion into Iraq. As their paths cross in ways that are both comic and terrifying, lies and secrets are at last exposed and an honest, hard-earned redemption is achieved for both.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"A newly-minted classic." - The New York Times 

"...count on Lucas...to put his own stamp on the messy familial and sexual identity issues, exacerbated by a society that fosters substance abuse and alienation." - Curtain Up 

"Playwright Craig Lucas doesn't repeat himself, except in terms of quality. The skill, creativity, humor, ironies and sensitivity that are hallmarks of such other Lucas scripts...are all on display in his triumphant new work." - Talkin' Broadway

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  • Prayer for My Enemy interview with Playwrights Horizons cast
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: America and Iraq in 2003 and 2004.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3m, 3f
BILLY NOONE - 20s
TAD VOELKL - 20s
DOLORES ENDLER - around 40
AUSTIN - 50s, Billy’s father
KAREN - 50s, Billy’s mother
MARIANNE - Billy’s sister, slightly older
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast

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Craig Lucas

Craig Lucas is a American playwright, screenwriter, theatre director, musical actor, and film director. He is currently Associate Artistic Director at the Intiman Theatre in Seattle.Born on April 30, 1951, and abandoned in a car in Atlanta, Lucas was adopted when he was eight months old by a Pennsylvanian couple. His a ...

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Prayer for My Enemy premiered at Intiman Theatre in Seattle, WA in July 2007 under the direction of Bartlett Sher.

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