The Antipodes

The Antipodes

by  Annie Baker

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

CRITICS PICK! "In-all-ways fabulous...Ms. Baker delivers a complete and confident narative...The Antipodes is also deeply funny, but it’s naturally funny, and if it’s a satire, it’s an organic one. This playwright doesn’t need to exaggerate to elicit what’s absurd in the human condition." - The New York Times
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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

CRITICS PICK! "In-all-ways fabulous...Ms. Baker delivers a complete and confident narative...The Antipodes is also deeply funny, but it’s naturally funny, and if it’s a satire, it’s an organic one. This playwright doesn’t need to exaggerate to elicit what’s absurd in the human condition." - The New York Times, Read More

"An intensely vivd hypnotizing act disguised as a play." - TimeOut NY, Read More 

"We need stories. Baker, offering us a profusion of them, also offers the scary suggestion that our culture may have worked through all its available stories, that the end of our storytelling has come. But what can that mean except — that we begin again." - The Village Voice, Read More 

"It’s a playfully compelling piece but there are also darker apocalyptic undercurrents." - The Stage (UK), Read More 


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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