The Great God Pan is a great, great play. It’s one of those rare treasures of contemporary drama: a play that tackles serious, thorny issues but avoids the typical pitfalls of most “issue plays,” because it’s not really about issues at all—it’s about people. Amy Herzog captures the fragility of our identities, relationships and memories, but the play itself is far from fragile. It’s brave, bold, sure-footed, and astonishingly economical (each of the ten brief scenes deepens and complicates the story in a multitude of ways). I hope it finds its way to audiences across the country. In the meantime, it’s a quick read that makes a deep and lingering impression.

Zach Chotzen-Freund, publications associate

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