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How to Transcend a Happy Marriage

How to Transcend a Happy Marriage

By Sarah Ruhl
Imprint: Theatre Communications Group
Paperback : 9781559365727, 120 pages, November 2019


Over dinner with another married couple, George and her husband grow fascinated by stories of their friends’ new acquaintance—an intriguing younger woman named Pip. What begins as an innocent intellectual discussion turns into a sexually explosive New Year’s Eve party after George extends an invitation to Pip and her two live-in boyfriends, raising the question: What ultimately binds human beings together?


“This new play is a subversive enchantment. It is part absurd domestic seriocomedy, part erotic magic realism, unflinching about taboos and about questioning that, just maybe, monogamy isn’t enough.”

- Linda Winer, Newsday

"Ms. Ruhl is one of the most gifted American playwrights... Her imagination is among the most adventurous at play today in the theater."

- Charles Isherwood, New York Times