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David Hyde Pierce; photo by Joan Marcus

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Brad Heberlee and David Hyde Pierce; photo by Joan Marcus

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David Hyde Pierce; photo by Joan Marcus

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Marinda Anderson, Lynne McCollough, and Brad Heberlee; photo by Joan Marcus

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Nedra McClyde; photo by Joan Marcus

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A Life


Peter Jay Sharp Theater

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Post-Performance Discussion Symposium with Adam Bock at 4 PM

 

SubPlus and Artistic Director's Circle/Patrons/Gen PH may book beginning August 1.
Subscribers and Friends may book beginning August 8.
FlexPass holders/Members may book beginning August 22.
Tickets go on sale to the public August 30.

The show runs 85 minutes with no intermission.

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Trailer

What is Astrology?

What do your sun, moon, and rising signs say about you? The cast members of ‘A Life’ explore their astrological charts and find out.

Trailer

A Life Trailer

Hopelessly single Nate Martin (David Hyde Pierce) obsessively questions his past and his place in the cosmos. The answer he receives, when it comes, is shockingly obvious — yet totally unpredictable.

Trailer

First Rehearsal Photos: A Life

The energy in the room was on fire! We couldn't be more charged up to begin work on Adam Bock's ‘A Life,’ equipped with an amazing team and cast.

Interview

Symposium with Adam Bock

Adam Bock gets to ask the questions about ‘A Life’, talking with Susan Cheever and Ren Dara Santiago about memoirs, writing, and so much more.

Interview

Artist Interview: Adam Bock

Adam Greenfield: I feel like we should start this interview by saying to anyone who’s reading this: Stop reading this if you haven’t seen the play yet! Adam Bock: Right. AG: Because— AB: Right.That would be a spoiler.

Interview

David Hyde Pierce on LIVE with Kelly

David Hyde Pierce made a splash on LIVE with Kelly, chatting all about ‘A Life’ as well as the upcoming ‘Hello, Dolly’ on Broadway. As it turns out, not only did David Hyde Pierce get his start and equity card here at Playwrights, but so did Matt Bomer!

Playwrights' Perspectives

Playwright's Perspective: Adam Bock

Four years ago my parents died. First my mother and then, seven weeks later, my father. He was always a gentleman, and he loved her and she loved him, and I tell people he held the door for her and then followed her through it.

Essay

From the Artistic Director: A Life

Adam Bock looks life straight in the eye. The truth has got to be there somewhere, doesn’t it? Maybe we can sneak up on it? Adam’s work always starts out easy. We recognize his characters right away: seemingly ordinary, oft-overlooked, he tunes in to the fresh vernacular poeticism of their daily speech. We laugh, disarmed. “This is life,” we think. “They’re so real.” But they’re also all a little restless.

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The American Voice: Eight Things

In the first moment of Adam Bock’s early play 'Swimming in the Shallows' (1999), Barb confronts an idea that ultimately uproots her life: “Did you know there’s Buddhist monks who only own eight things,” she asks. “I bet I have eight hundred probably eight thousand things just in my kitchen. …I read this and I got a very upset very unnerved feeling.”

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Backstory: Selected Works of Adam Bock

Adam Bock’s plays combine formal playfulness and effervescent wit with disarmingly penetrating insight into the human condition. Sly, incisive, and endlessly inventive, he has established himself as an indispensable voice in the contemporary dramatic canon. As we welcome him back for his third production at Playwrights Horizons, we invite you to take a stroll through his anthology-to-date with this selected production history.