The Body of an American


The Body of an American 
a New York premiere by Dan O'Brien
directed by Jo Bonney
presented by Primary Stages and Rhoda R. Herrick, in association with Hartford Stage

Winner of the 2014 Horton Foote Prize for Outstanding New American Play and the Inaugural Edward M. Kennedy Award (shared with Tony-winner All The Way). The Body of an American tells the true story of an extraordinary friendship as two men, a war photojournalist and playwright, journey from some of the most dangerous places on earth to the depths of the human soul. Winning rave reviews for its previous productions in London and elsewhere, The Body of an American by Guggenheim Fellow Dan O'Brien is "a play that tightens its grip as it probes where war lives, and discovers we each carry it inside ourselves." (The Guardian) Directed by Obie winner Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars..., Lost Girls).

Featuring: Michael Crane (Gloria, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Tony nominee Michael Cumpsty ("Boardwalk Empire," End of the Rainbow).

Scenic Design by Richard Hoover, Costume Design by Ilona Somogyi, Lighting Design by Lap Chi Chu, Sound Design by Darron L. West, Projection Design by Alex Basco Koch, Casting byBinder Casting/Jack Bowdan, CSA.

Post-performance talkbacks led by a member of the artistic staff will follow performances on February 21, March 8, andMarch 15. The talkback on February 21 will feature playwright Dan O'Brien and Pulitzer-winning photojournalist Paul Watson, whose lives are the subject of the play.  This talk is supported in part by The Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute at Drexel University.

Limited engagement 
February 10- March 20, 2016