Kindness

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Drama / Characters: 2m, 2f / Interior

An ailing mother and her teenaged son flee Illinois and a crumbling marriage for the relative calm and safety of a midtown Manhattan hotel. Mom holds tickets to a popular musical about love among bohemians. Her son isn't interested, so Mom takes the kindly cabdriver instead, while the boy entertains a visitor from down the hall, an enigmatic, potentially dangerous young woman.

Kindness is a play about the ...

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Overview

Drama / Characters: 2m, 2f / Interior

An ailing mother and her teenaged son flee Illinois and a crumbling marriage for the relative calm and safety of a midtown Manhattan hotel. Mom holds tickets to a popular musical about love among bohemians. Her son isn't interested, so Mom takes the kindly cabdriver instead, while the boy entertains a visitor from down the hall, an enigmatic, potentially dangerous young woman.

Kindness is a play about the possibility for sympathy in a harsh world and the meaning of mercy in the face of devastating circumstances.

Premiered at Playwrights Horizons, New York City in 2008.

"Compelling. A well-crafted mini-thriller, which keeps you in suspense until the final blackout." - Joe Dziemianowics, New York Daily News

"Rapp has raised some provocative questions about the prickly mother/son relationship he has drawn in such detail."- Marilyn Stasio, Variety

"Pungent, vivid...Rapp finds a gentle approach to his characters' physical and emotional pain without turning sentimental. His playful side is on display too." [Four stars] - Diane Snyder, Time Out New York

"Adam Rapp can write dense, tense, funny dialogue." - Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

"A taut and involving dark comedy. Hilarious and unsettling." - Dan Bacalzo, TheatreMania.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780573696800
  • Publisher: Samuel French, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/3/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 68
  • Sales rank: 975,281
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.14 (d)

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