“This new play is a subversive enchantment. It is part absurd domestic seriocomedy, part erotic magic realism, unflinching about taboos and about questioning that, just maybe, monogamy isn’t enough.” —Linda Winer, Newsday
“Another delicious romp by Sarah Ruhl. This time following the adventures of two happily married couples who are drawn into a sexual orgy by some mysterious strangers. Who are they anyway? Gods, mortals, or birds? And where are they? In their living room or a forest? These questions are raised with such wit and grace, the audience sprouts wings as well, ending the show with a blizzard of feathers and cheers.” —Tina Howe, playwright, Coastal Disturbances, Birth and After Birth
“Sarah Ruhl is wise, funny, brilliant, and wild—among our very best playwrights. ‘Coming ’Round the Mountain’ as a song will never be the same.” —Rivka Galchen, professor, Columbia University; author, Little Labors
“Ms. Ruhl is one of the most gifted American playwrights… Her imagination is among the most adventurous at play today in the theater.” —Charles Isherwood, New York Times
Over dinner with another married couple, George and her husband grow fascinated by stories of their friends’ new acquaintance—an intriguing younger woman named Pip. What begins as an innocent intellectual discussion turns into a sexually explosive New Year’s Eve party after George extends an invitation to Pip and her two live-in boyfriends, raising the question: What ultimately binds human beings together?
Sarah Ruhl is a playwright, poet, and essayist. Her plays include the Pulitzer Prize finalists In the Next Room or the vibrator play (Tony Award nominee, Best Play) and The Clean House (Susan Smith Blackburn Prize), Dead Man’s Cell Phone, For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, Becky Nurse of Salem, and Eurydice. Her second book of essays, What My Phone Won’t Teach Me and Other Essays (TCG), and her first book of poetry, 44 Poems for You (Copper Canyon Press), will be published in 2020. She is the recipient of a Whiting Award, a Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship.