The Country House

Donald Margulies(Theatre Communications)

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Synopsis

"Margulies is literate and intellectually stimulating.

His ideas and language hold our attention and earn our respect."—<i>New York</i>

"Donald Margulies has an unerring sense of language and the ability to penetrate deeply into the darkness of tangled human emotions."—<i>Variety</i>

Gathering in their Berkshire home, a family of actors wrestles with fame, art, and (as always) each other.

Brought back together for a melancholy purpose, the solemnity is quickly undercut by restless egos and inflamed temperaments.

When the events of the weekend go off-script, secrets are spilled and bonds are broken.

Inspired by—and often directly referencing –Chekhov's pastoral comedies, this witty and compelling new comedy unfolds in a fragile old home brimming with memories, new love, and discarded dreams.

A funny and poignant comedy about a family of actors, from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies.

<b>Donald Margulies</b> has won a Lucille Lortel Award, an American Theatre Critics Award, two Los Angeles Drama Critics Awards, two Obie Awards, two Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Awards, one Tony Award nomination, six Drama Desk Award nominations, two Pulitzer Prize nominations, and one Pulitzer Prize.

His works have been performed on and off Broadway, and at major theaters across the United States, as well as a host of international cities.

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