Friday, February 7, 2020
Antlia Pneumatica By Anne Washburn
In Anne Washburn’s captivating new drama, a group of old friends—who, now in middle age, have mostly lost touch over the years—reunite at a remote Texas estate for the funeral of one of their own. As the former friends confront the memories of their shared past, the walls quickly dissolve (literally and figuratively) into a realm bordering on supernatural. A haunting tale of loss and friendship, Washburn seamlessly blurs the lines between the real and surreal, inviting us into a world of humor, imagination and mystery.
Anne Washburn’s plays include Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play; Shipwreck; The Internationalist; The Communist Dracula Pageant; I Have Loved Strangers; The Ladies; 10 Out of 12; The Small; an adaptation of The Twilight Zone for the stage; and a trans-adaptation of Euripides’ Orestes. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a NYFA Fellowship, and a Time Warner Fellowship. She is an affiliated artist with The Civilians, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, and is an alumna of New Dramatists and 13P.
I received a complimentary copy.