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Item Details 11/01/2014
Vermont Plays, The
These four plays by Annie Baker, a distinctive new voice in the American theatre, are all set in same small town in Vermont. Includes: Circle Mirror Transformation, The Aliens, Body Awareness and Nocturama.
"(Baker's) heartbreaking works of staggering focus have actually rescued realism from the aesthetic scrap heap" -- Helen Shaw, Time Out New York
"Baker has as natural an ear for how people talk--and shut up--as any American playwright of recent years... She is the aural equivalent of a good photo-realist painter, someone who makes us see the quotidian in such heightened detail that it looks almost shockingly new." --Ben Brantley, New York Times
"Baker is a writer whose plays have a quiet, hypnotic charm, a grace and humor. She's able to take ordinary, low-key situations--a small-town acting class, guys wasting time in an alley behind a cafe--and fill them with gentle comedy, generosity of spirit and an eye (and ear) for the foibles that make us all so hopelessly human." --Village Voice
"Baker may just have the subtlest way with exposition of anyone writing for the theatre today." -- Charles Isherwood, New York Times