Playwrights: Prayer for My Enemy, Small Tragedy, Three Postcards. Other plays: Missing Persons, Prelude to a Kiss, God’s Heart, The Dying Gaul, Stranger, The Singing Forest, Ode To Joy, among others. Libretti: The Light in the Piazza, Two Boys, Orpheus in Love, Amélie. Screenplays: Longtime Companion, The Secret Lives of Dentists, Reckless, Blue Window, Prelude to a Kiss, The Dying Gaul. Direction: The Light in the Piazza, This Thing of Darkness (coauthored with David Schulner), Saved Or Destroyed, Play Yourself, Ode to Joy; the films The Dying Gaul and Birds of America. Lucas has been a Pulitzer finalist, won three Obie awards, and received three Tony nominations. Recipient of Excellence in Literature Award from American Academy of Arts & Letters.
‘Prayer for My Enemy’ has more food for thought than a dozen average new American plays. Craig Lucas retains the fertile, restless and exacting imagination that has made him such a valuable dramatist. Jonathan Groff exudes the charismatic aura of distressed youth that he brought to ‘Hair’ and ‘Spring Awakening.’—Ben Brantley, The New York Times
A multilayered, deeply unsettling and beautifully conceived new work.—Linda Winer, Newsday
Deeply felt. Under Bartlett Sher’s sensitive direction, the talented cast delivers flawless performances.—Frank Scheck, New York Post
Classy staging and a top-notch cast. Victoria Clark delivers a lovely, self-effacingly funny performance.—David Rooney, Variety