Simon Stephens in conversation with Annie MacRae ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 5:00pm

The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome back Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens, who will join Annie MacRae for an intimate discussion about his new play, On the Shore of the Wide World. The Friday, August 25th, 5:00pm event is free and open to the public. The discussion will be followed by a signing. 

In Simon Stephens’ stunning play, something is about to happen that will change one family forever. Set over the course of nine months, On the Shore of the Wide World is a play about love, family, Roy Keane and the size of the galaxy. Performances begin on August 23rd at New York's Atlantic Theater Company. To learn more, visit The script from the original production of On the Shore of the Wide World, a co-production between the Royal Exchange and the National Theatre, is available from Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

Simon Stephens is the author of more than twenty stage plays, including Punk RockThree Kingdoms and the Tony Award-winning adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. His awards include the Pearson Award for Best New Play, 2001, for Port; the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland for Best New Play, 2008, for Pornography; and the Olivier Award for Best New Play, 2005, for On the Shore of the Wide World.

Annie MacRae is currently Atlantic Theater Company’s Associate Artistic Director. MacRae previously worked in Manhattan Theatre Club’s literary department as a literary intern, play development assistant, play development associate and literary manager and Sloan project manager. Since 2008, she ran MTC's Ernst C. Stiefel 7@7 Reading Series and MTC's partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Through the Sloan Foundation, MacRae commissioned a range of American, British, Australian and Irish writers, including Lucy Kirkwood, Simon Stephens, Nick Payne, Lisa D’Amour, Heidi Schreck, Greg Pierce, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Samuel Hunter.

The Drama Book Shop, currently celebrating its 100th Anniversary Year, is located at 250 W40th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. Events are free and open to the public. To learn more, or browse the shop's virtual bookshelves, visit 

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On the Shore of the Wide World (Modern Plays) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780413775177
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Methuen Publishing - May 1st, 2007