in a word (Paperback)

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Full Length Play (75 minutes)

2m, 1f

WINNER! 2011KCACTF Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award
WINNER! 2011 KCACTF Paul Stephen Lim Asian-American Playwriting Award
WINNER! 2011NETC John Gassner Playwriting Competition
FINALIST! 2013 Sundance Theatre Lab
NOMINEE! 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
WINNER! 2015 Will Glickman Playwright Award

Today is the two-year anniversary of Fiona’s son’s disappearance, and still, nothing makes sense to her. Not her blasé husband, the incompetent detective, or the neighborhood kidnapper who keeps introducing himself in the checkout line. As Fiona delves back into her memories of that fateful day, to uncover that crucial missing piece, grief and comedy collide, and ordinary turns of phrase take on dangerous new meanings.

Praise For…

Engrossing… The pieces and performances grow together with an empathetic force and writerly dexterity that explain why [Lauren Yee] is in increasing demand all over the country.” - San Francisco Chronicle

"In a Word is - in a word - riveting. It’s also powerful, moving, funny..." - SF Examiner

"Sensational...While the subject matter explored in this play is weighty and disturbing, this production is a remarkably engaging and brilliantly orchestrated series of images." - The News-Hearld

"[An] enthralling new play… I was held spellbound for 80 minutes..." - Talkin' Broadway

“This is a complex and arresting journey through the words that we employ to clumsily deal with events that are clearly unspeakable.” - Cleveland Scene
Product Details
ISBN: 9780573799969
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Publication Date: March 1st, 2016