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The Antipodes

The Antipodes

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

Description

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.

Reviews

"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