Offered his freedom if he joins his master in the ranks of the Confederacy, Hero, a slave, must choose whether to leave the woman and people he loves for what may be another empty promise. As his decision brings him face to face with a nation at war with itself, the ones Hero left behind debate whether to escape or wait for his return, only to discover that for Hero, freedom may have come at a great spiritual cost. A devastatingly beautiful dramatic work, Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) is a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist and the opening trilogy of a projected nine-play cycle that will ultimately take us into the present.
Anton Chekhov/Translated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky
There have always been two versions of Chekhov’s masterwork: the one with which we are all familiar, and the one Chekhov had originally envisioned. Now, for the first time, both are available and published here in a single volume.
Young Jean Lee
Drawing from true stories, Young Jean Lee creates a life-affirming show about the one thing we all have in common: we're gonna die. Includes a CD of all six songs from the original performance.
Edited by Naomi Wallace and Ismail Khalidi
The first collection of its kind, Inside/Outside brings together work by six dynamic Palestinian playwrights from both occupied Palestine and the Diaspora. These plays take on Palestinian history and culture with electrifying creativity.
Tadashi Suzuki / Translated by Kameron Steele
This landmark collection provides a useful, provocative look at Tadashi Suzuki's philosophical and practical approaches to the stage. Culture is the Body features new essays by Suzuki and a revised translation by Kameron Steele.
Edited by Caridad Svich
Editor Caridad Svich has gathered forty-one essays from admired theater professionals that comprise a volume of inspiring and innovative techniques for creating theater.
Mike Bartlett's controversial "future history play" explores the people beneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain’s most famous family.
Emile Zola / Adapted by Helen Edmundson
Day in and day out, Thérèse is trapped in a loveless marriage until one fateful day, she meets the alluring and athletic Laurent -- a meeting that will ultimately lead to a dark demise.
Terry Pratchett / adapted by Stephen Briggs
Three of Terry Pratchett’s most popular Discworld Novels, adapted for the stage by long-time friend and collaborator Stephen Briggs. Includes: Unseen Academicals, Feet of Clay and The Rince Cycle.
Terry Pratchett / adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs
This adaptation of Terry Pratchett's classic tale involves druids, trolls, adventurers, a hairdresser and a power-crazed wizard. Oh, and Death. But not fatally.