The Antipodes

The Antipodes

by  Annie Baker

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  7m, 2f

The Antipodes is a play about people telling stories about telling stories.
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The Antipodes

by  Annie Baker

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fables/Folktales, Experimental
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

The Antipodes is a play about people telling stories about telling stories.
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Reviews

Critic’s Pick! “Endlessly fascinating […] in-all-ways-fabulous […] The Antipodes leaves you glowing with a wondering satisfaction. I mean the happy satiety that comes from being in the hands of a real right-brain/left-brain author who channels her ineffable instincts with a master artisan’s practical skills […] Ms. Baker has established herself as one of the freshest voices in American theater.” - The New York Times, Read More

"An intensely vivid hypnotizing act disguised as a play." - Time Out New York, Read More 

Tantalizing […] In John, a play set in a quaintly eerie bed and breakfast, Baker flirted with occult suspense. Here, in a drama confined to a fluorescent room […] she edges into symbolist territory. Baker’s signature hyper-realism makes room for an irrational dimension that lightly evokes the supernatural enigmas of Maurice Maeterlinck and August Strindberg." - Los Angeles Times



Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: A windowless conference room.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

7m, 2f
SANDY
SARAH
ELEANOR
ADAM
DANNY M1
DANNY M2
JOSH
DAVE
BRIAN
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Cast Attributes

  • Multicultural casting

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Authors

Annie Baker

Annie Baker's full-length plays include The Flick (Playwrights Horizons, OBIE Award for Playwriting, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize), Circle Mirror Transformation (Playwrights Horizons, OBIE Award for Best New American Play, Drama Desk nomination for Best Play), The Aliens (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, OBIE Award for ...

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The Anitipodes premiered at the Signature Theatre in New York City in April 2017 under the direction of Lila Neugebauer.

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