In this compelling dramatic triptych, three terminal patients dwell in separate cottages on a hospital’s grounds.
The three are attended and visited by family and close friends: Agnes and her mother Felicity, estranged further by the latter’s dementia; Brian and Beverly, whose marital complications are exacerbated by Brian’s new lover, Mark; and Joe and Maggie, unready for the strain of Joe’s impending death and its effect on their teenage son.
From the NYU School of Medicine: “Shadow Box seems to work in both senses of its definition in this play (at least according to Webster’s dictionary)—’to box with an imaginary opponent’ . . . ‘a shallow enclosing case usu. with a glass front in which something is set for protection and display.’ The cottages are the boxes into which the audience views the characters boxing with death and care of the dying.”
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and a Tony® Award for Best Play.
Directed for MLT by Phillip Shamblin (DeathTrap) & Aaron Smith (DeathTrap). Stage manager, Sam Smith (Wizard of Oz)
“Extraordinary. An overwhelming emotional experience. Truly startling and in its uncompromising way, very funny.” Boston Globe “By far the finest play of the New York season, beautifully realized drama of sensitive perceptions often as funny as it is moving.” Washington Post “An important, touching and courageous play…Triumphantly turns up…Cristofer writes with the compassion of the undamned. An extraordinarily good Broadway play with meaty roles for actors.” The New York Times “Thunders with life.” ABC TV
- February 25, 26, & 27 at 7:30pm | February 28 at 2:30
- Coleman Theatre Event Listing: The Shadow Box!
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- Auditions are January 4th and 5th at 7:00pm (INFO)
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