by Clare Lizzimore
directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch
starring Rebecca Hall
Atlantic Stage 2, 330 West 16the Street. May 24 — June 18, 2017
Rachel has it all: marriage, house, career. So why does she suddenly have this creeping feeling? Did she leave something behind? Or is there something in the walls…? Her husband thinks she needs time; her psychiatrist suggests positive thinking. But then the visions start. A darkly comic play about the underside of domesticity, the complexity of the brain in chaos, and the thin line between sinking and survival.
Clare Lizzimore makes her Atlantic playwriting debut with this disquieting play directed by frequent Atlantic collaborator Gaye Taylor Upchurch.
... Now Mr. Spector and Ms. Hall are onstage together again, playing Rachel and Tom, an English married couple at the heart of Clare Lizzimore’s unsettling “Animal,” which opens on June 6 at Atlantic Stage 2....