The Habit of Art: New Play by Alan Bennett (The History Boys)
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The last date listed for The Habit of Art was Sunday October 30, 2011 / 7:00pm.
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In the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Water by the Spoonful, Elliot is a combat veteran who works at a sandwich shop in North Philly, cares for his dying mom and is trying to find his place in the world. At the same time, four addicts in recovery cling to their online support group, struggling to stay sober. Worlds collide in this moving collage of lives in crisis directed by KJ Sanchez and written by Tony nominee Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights, Elliot: A Soldier's Fugue). Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Quotes & Highlights
- "A production so polished that it could open on Broadway as is." --<a target="_blank" href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903791504576586861319361334.html"><em>The Wall Street Journal</em></a>
- "Bennett's humor is learned and gentle." --<a target="_blank" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/ted-van-griethuysens-actor-and-poet-are-enthralling-in-studios-habit-of-art/2011/09/15/gIQAraNOYK_story.html"><em>The Washington Post</em></a>
- "An extraordinarily funny, deeply revealing look at the creation of theater from start to finish." --<a target="_blank" href="http://www.washingtonian.com/blogarticles/artsfun/afterhours/20902.html"><em>Washingtonian</em></a>
- "You'll have a grand time." --<a target="_blank" href="http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/41478/the-heir-apparent-and-the-habit-of-art-reviewed-degrees/"><em>Washington City Paper </em></a>
- "<em>The Habit of Art</em> is both entertaining and profound." --<a target="_blank" href="http://washingtonexaminer.com/entertainment/2011/09/more-just-biography"><em>Washington Examiner </em></a>
- "Stellar performances, spot-on direction, a swift pace, and frequent laughs." --<a target="_blank" href="http://mdtheatreguide.com/2011/09/the-habit-of-art-at-the-studio-theatre/"><em>MD Theatre Guide</em></a>
- "[Ted van Griethuysen and Paxton Whitehead] are just terrific." --WETA
Alan Bennett was born in Leeds and studied at Exeter College, Oxford. He co-wrote and starred in the satirical review Beyond the Fringe, along with Dudley Moore, Peter Cook and Jonathan Miller, at the Edinburgh Festival in 1960. Later the show traveled to the West End and to New York. After this, he started writing for the stage, and later, plays for television. To date he has been actor, director, broadcaster, and written for stage, television, radio and film. His first stage play was Forty Years On (1969). Other well-known stage plays include Kafka’s Dick (1987), Single Spies (1988), Talking Heads (1998), The Madness of George III (1992), The History Boys (2004), and The Habit of Art (2009).