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The Great God Pan

The Great God Pan
Your Price: $16.95 CDN
Author: Amy Herzog
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 43
Pub. Date: 2013
ISBN-10: 082222867X
ISBN-13: 9780822228677

About the Play:

The Great God Pan is a full-length drama by Amy Herzog. The play centers on an encounter between two childhood friends who have not seen each other for over 25 years. When one reveals a hidden secret from the past, the well-ordered world of the other begins to unravel and his life will never be the same again.

The Great God Pan is a complex study of the ways in which a tragic event affects our lives and the lives of those around us. Jamie's life in Brooklyn seems just fine: a beautiful girlfriend, a budding journalism career, and parents who live just far enough away. But when a possible childhood trauma comes to light, lives are thrown into a tailspin. Evocative, discerning, and unswervingly sincere, The Great God Pan explores the questions of what is lost and what is won when we are exposed to potentially life-changing truths?

The Great God Pan premiered in 2012 Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons Mainstage Theater. Since then the play has been successfully staged at several professional theatres across North America, and has been mounted by high schools, colleges, and community theatres.

Cast: 4 women, 3 men

What people say:

"Haunting, deeply affecting, and unfailingly honest. Amy Herzog is one of the bright theatrical lights of her generation. She writes with a keen sensitivity to the complex weave of feelings embedded in all human relations. The Great God Pan is not something I'll soon forget." — New York Times

"Remarkable and revelatory. Whatever the ideal contemporary drama is, it has to look a lot like The Great God Pan." — The New York Observer

"Within its fascinating parade of alternate possibilities, [Herzog] has packed a set of big, beautiful, perpetually troubling questions, moral and philosophical. The work is tiny, but it runs deep." — Village Voice

"Captivating. Herzog's deepest, most mature writing to date. How many playwrights display this kind of economy and strength?" — Entertainment Weekly

"Beautifully conceived. Herzog sets up intimate and touching scenes, in which wordless moments reveal seismic epiphanies."Associated Press

About the Playwright:

Amy Herzog is an American playwright. One of the fastest rising stars in the American theatre, her streak of success since emerging on the theatre scene from the Yale School of Drama is unparalleled. She is a recipient of the Whiting Writers' Award, the Benjamin H. Danks Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Helen Merrill Award, the Joan and Joseph F. Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity and the New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award.

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