March 11–April 24
LETTER FROM TIM: ANTLIA PNEUMATICA
Thinking about the collision of the rational and the irrational in Anne Washburn’s work, I found myself thumbing through my Nietzsche. There is a strong vein of verisimilitude in Anne’s work, from the dry, casual wit of her dialogue, to her clearly recognizable characters, and the graspable situations in which she locates them.
PLAYWRIGHT'S PERSPECTIVE: Antlia Pneumatica
My grandfather once said that when he was a child people didn’t say that they were going to go “see” a play; they said they were going to go “listen” to one, and I always remember that.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT/DIRECTOR
Visit our show page to read more about Antlia Pneumatica including bios of the creative team!
THE AMERICAN VOICE: SUBMITTED FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
Through a void so black it suggests the most remote reaches of space, a white line forms and then spins towards us revealing itself to be a white door, the door of an average suburban home; and as the door opens we hear that smooth, so-familiar voice.
STARS ARE CONSTANT: THEY BURN BRIGHTLY FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS
Did you know that you can have an impact on Playwrights Horizons that will endure for years?
This year, we have inaugurated the Playwrights Horizons Legacy Circle to recognize those individuals who have included the theater in their wills or other estate plans. These legacy gifts will, for years to come, impact our ability to develop and produce new plays and musicals.
For a private consultation about the Legacy Circle, please contact Liz Culp, Director of Development at (212) 564–1235 x3140 or LCulp@PHnyc.org.
BACKSTORY: Anne Washburn, a 15-year tour
Anne Washburn possesses an uncanny genius for conjuring theatrical worlds that arrest and fascinate, even on unfamiliar wavelengths. A master of the gradual release of information, she trusts her audience enough to disorient us, for a time, charting her course with quiet precision even as she leads us down the rabbit hole. Here’s a gloss of her projects to date.
During the run of Antlia Pneumatica, post-performance discussions with the creative team have been scheduled for the following dates:
March 20 (following the matinee)
These discussions are an important aspect of our play development process. We hope you can take part!
Tickets (reg. $65) are $45.
30&Under Member tickets are $25; Student Member tickets are $15.
SUBSCRIBERS: You may order one guest ticket for $50 each per package.
FLEXPASS HOLDERS: FlexPass holders may use tickets in your account to bring guests. Add tickets to your account by calling Ticket Central (Noon-8pm daily) at (212) 279-4200. Restrictions apply.
MEMBERS: Order one guest ticket per package per production for $50 when you reserve your own.
YOUNG MEMBERS: One guest ticket may be purchased per production for $35.
We recommend for those aged 13+.
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