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NEW YORK, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publications of Night is a Room by award-winning playwright Naomi Wallace. Night is a Room also received its Off-Broadway (and world) premiere at Signature Theatre, where Wallace is a Residency One playwright, in the fall of 2015.
“Taking its title from William Carlos Williams’s poem ‘Complaint,’ Night is a Room is one of the more audacious jaw-droppers in recent memory. Strange, surprising, often funny…Carnality is at its core.”
—Laura Collins-Hughes, New York Time
Lauded for her topical, searing explorations of the pressing issues that affect humanity, Naomi Wallace’s new play Night is a Room tackles the timeless topic of love and relationships. This story of a seemingly ideal married couple is torn apart when the husband’s previously unknown birth mother makes a surprise visit for his fortieth birthday. Night is a Room examines the intimate challenge love can create, romantic or otherwise.
“Primal and tragic…Night is a Room faintly recalls Albee and Pinter’s cryptic, psychosexual puzzle…Desire, genetic destiny and the destructive force of love are the topics here, ones that transcend class.” —David Cote, Time Out New York
Naomi Wallace is a playwright and screenwriter whose plays include One Flea Spare, The Fever Chart, and And I and Silence, among other works. Her numerous awards include the Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama, the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award. She divides her time between England and the U.S.
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