Small Tragedy

by  Craig Lucas

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 3f

Winner! 2004 Obie Award for Best American Play

"Anyone who has ever fallen in love with an actor-or, for that matter, with theater itself-will find a whole lot to cherish. Who could fail to be moved by the play's quiet insistence that Greek tragedy…

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Small Tragedy

by  Craig Lucas

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Obie, From Off-Broadway

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Backstage and global politics unexpectedly collide during an amateur production of Oedipus. This powerful, timely play investigates the contemporary meaning and relevance of tragedy, launching a surprisingly funny, sharply pointed salvo directly at the heart of a generation.
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Accolades

  • Winner! 2004 Obie Award for Best American Play

Reviews

"Anyone who has ever fallen in love with an actor-or, for that matter, with theater itself-will find a whole lot to cherish. Who could fail to be moved by the play's quiet insistence that Greek tragedy can still serve as a guidepost on the rough road of life, that theater still has the power to help us wrest meaning from suffering?" - Variety

"Full of interest, intelligence, amusement, and spine-chilling verity.'' - Village Voice

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1990s
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Cambridge, Boston and New York City.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

3m, 3f
JEN
PAOLA
NATHANIEL
CHRISTMAS
HAKIJA
FANNY
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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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Small Tragedy was origianlly co-produced by the Hidden Theatre and The Playwright's Center June 6-29, 2003 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was directed by Kip Fagan.

It was subsequently produced by Playwright's Horizons, Inc. New York City Off-Broadway on February 17, 2004 and was directed by Mark Wing-Davey.

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