Savage in Limbo, by Doubt Playwright Shanley, from MetroStage
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The last date listed for Savage in Limbo was Sunday October 16, 2011 / 7:00pm.
Quotes & Highlights
“The crazy story-of-my-life speeches are spellbinders, and each deadpan punch line hits the mark. The harmonizing in this comedy, which Shanley dubbed “a concert play,” is marvelous. Shanley threw haymakers in his earlier days as a playwright, and Bruneau and company swing as hard. Their Savage is a knockout.” —Washington Post
Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce the opening of the 2011-12 season with John Patrick Shanley’s Savage in Limbo, directed by Lise Bruneau, and featuring Natascia Diaz as Denise Savage. This contemporary classic was originally presented as a staged reading at the 1984 National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Memorial Theater Center, and opened in New York City the following year. Shanley is the Oscar winning author of Moonstruck and received the Pulitzer and the Tony for _Doubt. _
Taking place in a seedy Bronx bar, a quintet of bar regulars are looking for answers—to life and love— and looking for change. Growing up Catholic in the Bronx (just like Shanley himself) they all believe there is something more out there for them to experience. But will they be able to break out of the life-long patterns and routines that are currently defining their lives? Shanley has created fascinating, entirely original characters and remarkably authentic language to fit the time, place and these unique and memorable characters.