By Anna Ziegler
Directed by Martha Jacobs
Esther and Schmuli are Orthodox Jews embarking on an arranged marriage, despite barely knowing each other. Abe and Julia are high-profile celebrities embarking on a dangerously flirtatious correspondence, despite being married to other people. On the surface, the lives of these two couples couldn’t be more different. But Anna Ziegler’s funny, insightful, and mysterious new drama explores the hidden connections between seemingly disparate people, drawing audiences into an intriguing puzzle and a deeply sympathetic look at modern love.
May 7, 9, 14, 16 at 7:30 pm
May 17 at 3:00 pm
Anna Ziegler (playwright) is an award-winning playwright whose widely produced play Photograph 51 won London’s 2016 WhatsOnStage award for Best New Play. It was selected as a “Best of the Year” play by The Washington Post (twice) and The Telegraph.
In 2017, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Manhattan Theatre Club and The Geffen Playhouse premiered her play Actually (winner of the Ovation Award in Los Angeles for Playwriting of an Original Play), and
The Roundabout Theatre Company produced The Last Match. Her play The Wanderers won the 2018 San Diego Critic’s Circle Award for Outstanding New Play and Boy was nominated for the 2016 John Gassner Award by the Outer Critics Circle.
Her work has been produced on the West End (Photograph 51, starring Nicole Kidman, winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best Actress) and at The Old Globe, Seattle Rep, South Coast Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, Theater J, The Magic Theatre and many more, and developed at the Sundance Theatre Lab, The O’Neill Playwrights Conference, NY Stage & Film, Soho Rep and the Cape Cod Theatre Project, amongst others.
She holds commissions from The Roundabout, Manhattan Theatre Club, The Geffen Playhouse, Second Stage Theater and Grove/Whitman Productions. Oberon Books has published a collection of her work entitled Anna Ziegler: Plays One.