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Lincoln Center, 150 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023
Ended 22 Jan 2017 after 2 months
"Kinney and his superb cast are attuned to the silent undercurrents of Greenberg's writing as much as the sly flourishes of wit and cruelty and the elegant streams of prose-like dialogue, making The Babylon Line an idiosyncratic pleasure.
The Hollywood Reporter
Stage and screen star Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother, Disgraced) leads the cast of this new play from Tony-winning playwright Richard Greenburg (Take Me Out, Our Mother's Brief Affair). Known for his subversive portraits of middle class America, Greenburg's latest play The Babylon Line is a drama about striving for artistic freedom and unexpected sources of inspiration. The show held its world premiere in 2014 at Vassar College, in a production also starring Radnor. This Off-Broadway staging is directed by Steppenwolf co-founder Terry Kinney.
He may have big literary ambitions, but novelist Aaron Port also needs to make some money. Every week he takes the train from his home in the village, which he shares with his wife, to a college in Levittown, where he teaches an adult creative writing class. Most of the students are pleasant but uninspiring suburban housewives, but one pupil, Joan Dellamond, stands out from the crowd. She is undoubtedly a special talent, an untapped well of infinite writerly abilities. Aaron and Joan form an immediate connection, a bond which takes their creativity to whole new levels, but can the pair keep their relationship strictly professional?
Previews from: 10 November 2016
Opening night: 5 December 2016
Closing night: 22 January 2017
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