Bethany

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Bethany starred America Ferrera in its Off-Broadway premiere, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, produced by the Women's Project.  It received Lucille Lortel nominations for Outstanding Play and Outstanding Lead Actress as well as the Leah Ryan Prize for Emerging Women Writers.  

“Impressively, the playwright, Laura Marks, has managed to wrench something almost Greek out of yesterday’s headlines and, with a supremely balanced sense of storytelling and an economic gift for language, announces herself here as a real talent to watch.”  —The New Yorker

“Without stepping over the line into moralizing—or editorializing—Ms. Marks’s disturbing, incisive drama suggests that the bruising exigencies of our depressed economy are scraping away at the surface civilities of American life, making it harder for people to heed their moral compasses.” —Charles Isherwood, New York Times (Critic's Pick)

“In Hebrew, the word ‘Bethany’ means ‘house of misery’ or ‘poor house.’ But don’t let the etymology fool you. There are dramatic riches here.” —Village Voice

“A brisk Hobbesian thriller...Marks dances the razor's edge.” —New York magazine

An actors' edition of Bethany is also available from Dramatists Play Service. 


 
88 pages | May 20, 2014