Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tues, Sept 28 @ 6:00 P.M: Atlantic Theatre Co. "Bottom of the World" FREE Q&A with playwright Lucy Thurber at The Drama Book Shop

Thurber will sign copies of her plays, published by Dramatists Play Service. Peter Maloney, Kristin Griffith, and other actors from her current production at the Atlantic Theater will read from "Bottom of the World" as well as other works by Thurber. The Director Caitriona McLaughlin will also be in attendance

About the Author:
Lucy Thurber is the author of eight plays: Where We're Born, Ashville, Scarcity, Killers and Other Family, Stay Monstrosity, Dillingham City and Bottom of the World. The Atlantic Theater opened its 2007-2008 season with Scarcity. Rattlestick Theater has produced three of her plays and produced a critically acclaimed revival of Killers and Other Family in 2009. Scarcity was published in the December 2007 issue of American Theatre, and acting editions of her plays are published by Dramatists Play Service. A member of New Dramatists, 13P, MCC Playwrights Coalition and the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group at Primary Stages, she was also the recipient of the 200-2001 Manhattan Theatre Club Playwriting Fellowship. She has been commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, The Contemporary American Theatre Festival, and is developing a new musical with Bigheart Productions, Lear DeBessonet and The Citizen's Band. Lucy currently teaches writing at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence College.

About Bottom of the World:
Bottom of the World tells the story of Abby, heartbroken over the sudden death of her sister, Kate, whose star was just beginning to rise in the literary world. Abby delves into the world of Kate's novel in an attempt to deal with her grief and move on. As the lines blur between the fictional world and her own reality, Abby attempts to make sense of life and death in this funny and poignant play.

Thurber's plays available for purchase include:

Killers & Other Family
Dramatists Play Service, 2008
$8.95

Scarcity
Dramatists Play Service, 2008
$8.95

Stay
Dramatists Play Service, 2008
$8.95

Where We're Born
Dramatists Play Service, 2008
$8.95

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