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Red Light Winter: A Play

Red Light Winter: A Play
Your Price: $18.95 CDN
Author: Adam Rapp
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 128
Pub. Date: 2005
ISBN-10: 0865479542
ISBN-13: 9780865479548
Cast Size: 1 female, 2 male

About the Play:

Red Light Winter has long been a favourite of acting teachers for female/male scenes and male/male scenes.

Red Light Winter is a full-length drama by Adam Rapp. The play follows the ill-fated love triangle between former college buddies Davis and Matt and a beautiful young prostitute, Christina. After a wild winter evening in Amsterdam's red light district, their lives change forever when their menage a trios plays out a year later in New York. Red Light Winter is a compelling drama about heartbreak, friendship, love and sex that was a 2006 Pulitzer Prize finalist.

Red Light Winter follows two thirty-something New Yorkers, the outgoing, confident, bullish Davis and the introspective, depressive Matt. Once college room-mates, who go for a guys' trip to Amsterdam's Red Light District to rekindle their friendship and relive memories from their college days. While there, they both end up sleeping with the same beautiful young prostitute Christina, and a bizarre love triangle ensues. But the romance they find in Europe is eventually overshadowed by the truth they discover a year later in the East Village, the consequences of which have far-reaching and devastating consequences for all three characters. Written with an unflinching poetic beauty, Red Light Winter is a play of sexual intrigue that not only explores the myriad and misguided ways we seek to fill the empty spaces inside us, but also why long-standing friendships can have an irrational, unhealthy history.

Red Light Winter premiered in 2005 at Chicago's legendary Steppenwolf Theater, enjoyed a sold-out, extended run, and transferred to Off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theatre where it was a hit with critics and audiences alike. It won the 2006 Obie Award, and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. The play has become a favourite scene study vehicle in acting classes and workshops and has been performed in colleges and regional theatres.

Cast: 1 female, 2 male

What people say:

"Riveting… A clever portrait of sexual obsession that never quite shows its hand… With one foot in the buddy comedy of Sideways and another in the macho diabolism of Neil LaBute… for sure, this will be Rapp's deserved breakthrough play…."Variety

"Spellbinding and haunting." — Chicago Sun-Times

"An arresting study in melancholic triangulation and obsessions dashed… Shrewd about the way certain male friendships exist on the knife edge of disaster." — Chicago Tribune

"Absolutely Spellbinding! Hilariously funny, scathingly edgy and vividly real."New York Post

"A frank, graphic, morbidly funny story of erotic fixation." — New York Times

"It will amuse, arouse, shock and devastate you." — Time Out New York

About the Playwright:

Adam Rapp is an accomplished American playwright and theatre director, as well as a screenwriter, novelist, filmmaker, actor, and musician. He known for bold plays staged at regional and Off Broadway venues such as Red Light Winter, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. A graduate of Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa, he also completed a two-year playwriting fellowship at Juilliard. He made the transition to television with writing credits on popular shows The L Word, In Treatment, Flesh and Bone, Vinyl, The Looming Tower, and, most recently, American Rust.