Kindness
Kindness
Brand: Samuel French, Inc.

Kindness

  • Publish Date: 2010-02-03
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Adam Rapp

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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 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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