Closer

Closer

by Patrick Marber
Directed by Melissa McShane
Produced by Laura Barendregt
Dramaturgy by Nathaniel Pemberton
With: Hannah Cox, Claudia Osborne, Jem Rowe, Claudio Trovato

Four lives intertwine over the course of four and a half years in this densely plotted, stinging look at modern love and betrayal. This is a series of pass-the-lover scenes in which this quartet struggle to find intimacy but can’t seem to get closer.

Winner of the 1998 Olivier Award for Best Play and the 1999 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Play.

“CLOSER is a sad, savvy, often funny play that casts a steely, unblinking gaze at the world of relationships and lets you come to your own conclusions…CLOSER does not merely hold your attention; it burrows into you.” —NY Magazine.

“Bruising and beautiful, shatteringly funny and devastatingly sad. The play’s dialogue has a raw emotionality rarely heard in art or life.” —Variety.

“In its cutting contemporary picture of sexual desire and emotional failure. CLOSER is a brilliantly unusual virtual reality that rings true.” —NY Observer.

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