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ISBN-10: 0810135280
ISBN-13: 9780810135284
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publish Date: 06/15/2017
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 6.00" W, 0.50" H

You Got Older: A Play

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Winner of a 2015 Obie Award for Playwriting

Mae has returned home to help her father while he undergoes treatment for cancer. But she needs a little help herself. She’s just lost her boyfriend and her job. (It turns out there are consequences to dating your boss . . .) And she’s desperately craving intimacy of any sort. Mae escapes into the the arms of a chain-smoking, imaginary Cowboy who turns her on and ties her up. And she escapes into chatter with her siblings as they attempt to distract and entertain themselves in a hospital waiting room. But ultimately, it’s her deep love for her father that teaches Mae to remain optimistic and ambitious in the face of suffering and that gets her back on track.

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"This terrific new play by Clare Barron . . . offers a hilarious and painfully affecting blend of oddball dialogue, beautifully observed family dynamics, and a preoccupation with the weird ways of the body . . . Barron's special genius lies in the deep dividends she derives from small talk."–The New Yorker

"[Barron's] play . . . blends offbeat, sometimes raunchy comedy into a slowly fused drama. Ms. Barron is not afraid of the occasional flight of fancy . . . and still more startling surprises."–New York Times

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ISBN-10: 0810135280
ISBN-13: 9780810135284
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publish Date: 06/15/2017
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 6.00" W, 0.50" H
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