The New York Times - Critics' Pick
       
     
  "It's genuinely disorienting, a hint at a creative mind that's frantically on the boil."  - Time Out New York  " A one-of-a-kind theatrical experience...  in a word  is the sort of innovative, well-written play that one hopes to find in Off Broadway theatre." -  Theater is Easy, Best Bet   "The result is powerful, and gives the play a poetic structure that externalizes the inner workings of memories viewed through a screen of trauma and grief."  - StageBuddy  Photo by Hunter Canning
       
     
       
     

presented by CHERRY LANE THEATRE Company in Residence

LESSER AMERICA

in a word

A new play by Lauren Yee
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli

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Cherry Lane Theatre - 38 Commerce Street

June 16th - July 8th, 2017

Featuring Justin Mark, Jose Joaquin Perez*, and Laura Ramadei*

Today is the two-year anniversary of Fiona’s son’s disappearance, and still, nothing makes sense to her. Not her blasé husband, the incompetent detective, or the neighborhood kidnapper who keeps introducing himself in the checkout line. As Fiona delves back into her memories of that fateful day, to uncover that crucial missing piece, grief and comedy collide, and ordinary turns of phrase take on dangerous new meanings.


Set and Lighting Design - Oona Curley
Sound Design - Stowe Nelson
Costume Design - Andrea Hood
Props - Brittany Coyne
Production Stage Manager - Jenn Elyse Jacobs*
Production Manager and Technical Director - Sean Gorski

Scenic and Lighting Design - Dallas Estes
Sound Associate - Justin Propper
Props Associate - Becca Smith

Producing Directors - Daniel Abeles and Nate Miller

PR - Ron Lasko, Spin Cycle
Poster Art - Trevor Baum
Associate Producer - Kate Hopkins

Production Photos by Hunter Canning

in a word was made possible in part by a NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund (A Statewide Theatre Regrant Program).

 

The New York Times - Critics' Pick
       
     
The New York Times - Critics' Pick

“The fractured form and cockeyed manner of in a word make Fiona’s predicament somehow both more manageable and more wounding."

"The play ultimately suggests that even if loss on this level can’t really be understood, it can be survived. That’s reason enough to see in a word."

“She [Lauren Yee] and the director Tyne Rafaeli tilt the play toward surrealism, keeping horror at bay with quick-fire dialogue.”

Photo by Hunter Canning

 

  "It's genuinely disorienting, a hint at a creative mind that's frantically on the boil."  - Time Out New York  " A one-of-a-kind theatrical experience...  in a word  is the sort of innovative, well-written play that one hopes to find in Off Broadway theatre." -  Theater is Easy, Best Bet   "The result is powerful, and gives the play a poetic structure that externalizes the inner workings of memories viewed through a screen of trauma and grief."  - StageBuddy  Photo by Hunter Canning
       
     

"It's genuinely disorienting, a hint at a creative mind that's frantically on the boil." - Time Out New York

"A one-of-a-kind theatrical experience... in a word is the sort of innovative, well-written play that one hopes to find in Off Broadway theatre." - Theater is Easy, Best Bet

"The result is powerful, and gives the play a poetic structure that externalizes the inner workings of memories viewed through a screen of trauma and grief." - StageBuddy

Photo by Hunter Canning