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HEART-TUGGING!

Posted on: November 6th, 2008 by Roundabout

 

We'd like to share some of the fantastic reviews for The Language of Trees!

Charles Isherwood of The New York Times writes:

"IMAGINATIVE and ENGAGING. Plays about the conflict in Iraq have mostly focused on the experience of soldiers or the politicians who put them in danger, but STEVEN LEVENSON’s sensitive drama is welcome for the imaginative sympathy it extends to the families left behind.”

David Cote of Time Out New York raves:

"HEART-TUGGING! STEVEN LEVENSON’s sensitive and keenly scripted dramacrisply staged by ALEX TIMBERS—tells tell a deeply human tale about connection and communication. Politically charged domestic tragedy is a tricky language to master, but Levenson speaks it fluently." Read the full review>>

And Michael Kuchwara of the Associated Press proclaims:

"IMPRESSIVE and AMBITIOUS IN SCOPE, with THOUGHTFUL, CLEAR-HEADED direction by ALEX TIMBERS. The ending carries a punch that makes one want to see what STEVEN LEVENSON will write next!”

 

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Rehearsal Break: Pal Joey

Posted on: November 3rd, 2008 by Roundabout

 

Stockard Channing, Christian Hoff, and Martha Plimpton take a break from a Pal Joey rehearsal to tell you about the show!

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Time and Place

Posted on: November 3rd, 2008 by Jill Rafson

 

The Language of Trees takes place at a very specific moment in the war that this country is still fighting. While it would be reductive to call this a “war play,” the characters are certainly living through a particular time in the course of this war, including the now famous (or infamous?) “Mission Accomplished” speech. It’s important to put that time in context because, of course, the general feeling about this conflict has shifted greatly over the past several years.

 

In the play, we are in the early spring and summer of 2003. To get a refresher on this particular period, it may be helpful to take a look at this timeline, to remember how we arrived at that time and what has transpired since then.

 

 

 

Posted by Jill Rafson, Literary Manager


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