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The Antipodes

The Antipodes

By Annie Baker
Imprint: Theatre Communications Group
Paperback : 9781559365680, 160 pages, October 2018


The latest work by the "funny, empathetic genius" (New Yorker) Annie Baker, The Antipodes is the brilliant follow-up to her critically-acclaimed play John and Pulitzer Prize winner The Flick. Baker's uniquely shrewd writing style shines through in this much anticipated Off-Broadway hit, complete with her signature hyper-realistic depiction of humanity and how we cope with the surprises and pitfalls of life.


"Drawing on the immediacy of overheard conversation, she has pioneered a style of theatre made to seem as untheatrical as possible, while using the tools of the stage to focus audience attention. . . . To watch Baker's work is to be drawn into a world that feels as unplotted as real life . . . but that breaks abruptly into surreal transcendence. "—Nathan Heller, New Yorker

"Ms. Baker, one of the freshest and most talented dramatists to emerge Off-Broadway in the past decade, writes with tenderness and keen insight about the way people make messes of their lives—and the lives of people they care about. " —Charles Isherwood, The New York Times