Randy Danson and Emily Cass McDonnell; photo by Joan Marcus
Kelly McAndrew, Randy Danson, Triney Sandoval, and Emily Cass McDonnell; photo by Joan Marcus
Emily Cass McDonnell; photo by Joan Marcus
Kelly McAndrew, Randy Danson, Emily Cass McDonnell; photo by Joan Marcus
Writer Lucas Hnath; photo by Zack DeZon
The Thin Place November 22, 2019 – January 26, 2020 Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Lucas Hnath Directed by Les Waters New York premiere LINDA I claim to know nothing which probably makes me the most honest person in the room.
Everyone who ever died is still here, just in a different part of here. Linda can communicate with them. And if you believe, she can make you hear them, too — in the thin place, the fragile boundary between our world and the other one. With acuity and relentless curiosity, Lucas Hnath’s play transforms the theater into an intimate séance, crafting an unnerving testament to the power of the mind, which has a mind of its own.
FEATURING Randy Danson — Linda Kelly McAndrew — Sylvia Emily Cass McDonnell — Hilda Triney Sandoval — Jerry Scenic Design: Mimi Lien Costume Design: Oana Botez Lighting Design: Mark Barton Sound Design: Christian Frederickson Production Stage Manager: Paul Mills Holmes Assistant Stage Manager: Kasson Marroquin Reviews “
"Lucas Hnath is haunting Playwrights Horizons. A cunning new play, compelling and delicious."
—Jesse Green, The New York Times
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Critic’s Pick! ★★★★
"We see what we want to see, and you’ll want to see this."
—Adam Feldman, Time Out New York
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Artistic Director Tim Sanford interviews Lucas Hnath about his new play, The Thin Place.
After teaming up on ‘The Christians,’ playwright Lucas Hnath and director Les Waters reunite with ‘The Thin Place,’ a dazzling experience transforming our theater into an intimate séance.
I wasn’t quite sure how, just that I knew that I wanted to create some kind of theatrical rift, moving the audience from a relatively straightforward recounting of events to something else.
Faith co-exists with disbelief, reason with irrationality, kindness with cruelty.
There’s a seeming delicacy to the Thin Place, by virtue of its position in some just-so in-between, and it’s a delicacy perhaps easily undone.