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NEW YORK, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of The Liquid Plain by award-winning playwright Naomi Wallace. The play received its world premiere in the summer of 2013 at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and its Off-Broadway premiere in the spring of 2015 at Signature Theatre in New York, where Wallace is a Residency One playwright.
“American theater needs more plays like Naomi Wallace’s The Liquid Plain—by which I mean works that are historical, epic and poetic, that valorize the lives of the poor and oppressed.”
—David Cote, Time Out New York
On the docks of eighteenth-century Rhode Island, two runaway slaves plan a desperate and daring run to freedom. As the mysteries of their identities come to light, painful truths about the past and present collide. Told with lyricism and power, The Liquid Plain brings to life the people whose stories have been erased from history.
“No one writes about politics, history and all that’s hidden underneath better than Naomi Wallace.”
Naomi Wallace is a playwright and screenwriter whose plays include One Flea Spare, The Fever Chart, And I and Silence and Night Is a Room, 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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