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Jeb Kreager, John Zdrojeski, and Zoë Winters; photo by Joan Marcus

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John Zdrojeski, Michele Pawk, and Jeb Kreager; photo by Joan Marcus

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Zoë Winters, Jeb Kreager, and Julia McDermott; photo by Joan Marcus

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John Zdrojeski and Julia McDermott; photo by Joan Marcus

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Heroes of the Fourth Turning


Mainstage Theater Extended!

Written by Will Arbery
Directed by Danya Taymor

World premiere

JUSTIN
There are more of them. We lost the popular vote, by a lot. And they’re mobilizing. In many ways, they are in power. And they’re trying to wipe us out.

It’s nearing midnight in Wyoming, where four young conservatives have gathered at a backyard after-party. They’ve returned home to toast their mentor Gina, newly inducted as president of a tiny Catholic college. But as their reunion spirals into spiritual chaos and clashing generational politics, it becomes less a celebration than a vicious fight to be understood. On a chilly night in the middle of America, Will Arbery’s haunting play offers grace and disarming clarity, speaking to the heart of a country at war with itself.

FEATURING
Jeb Kreager — Justin
Julia McDermott — Emily
Michele Pawk — Gina
Zoë Winters — Teresa
John Zdrojeski — Kevin

Scenic Design: Laura Jellinek
Costume Design: Sarafina Bush
Lighting Design: Isabella Byrd
Sound Design: Justin Ellington
Fight Direction: J. David Brimmer
Production Stage Manager: Jenny Kennedy
Assistant Stage Manager: Madolyn Friedman

 Design Team Bios

Will Arbery is the 2019/20 Tow Playwright-in-Residence at Playwrights Horizons.

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Essay

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Few determine fate as certainly as deities and playwrights. Like gods, writers construct and puppeteer their own universe, prescribing its rules and making its citizens love, fight, and die.
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