A Conversation with Nicky Silver (Free) A reading and discussion with the Drama Desk-nominated playwright of The Lyons
Nicky Silver will discuss and read from his work, including his newest black comedy, The Lyons, which premiered Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre before moving to Broadway – to great acclaim – last spring. Joining Mr. Silver will be Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director of the Vineyard, who will moderate a discussion to be followed by a Q&A and book signing.
About the Author: Nicky Silver's plays include seven which have premiered at Vineyard Theatre: Pterodactyls (Oppenheimer Award, Kesselring Award, Drama Desk nomination, Outer Critics Circle nomination), Raised in Captivity (Drama Desk nomination, Outer Critics Circle nomination), The Eros Trilogy, The Maiden's Prayer, My Marriage to Ernest Borgnine (Vineyard Lab Production) , The Altruists, Beautiful Child and The Agony and the Agony (Vineyard Lab Production). Other notable plays include Three Changes (Playwrights Horizons), The Food Chain (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Fat Men in Skirts, Fit to Be Tied, Free Will and Wanton Lust (Helen Hayes Award), the new book for the Broadway revival of the Rodgers and Hart musical, The Boys from Syracuse, and more.
About the Book: Nicky Silver, that "strange progeny of a coupling between Mr. Neil Simon and Edward Albee" (New York Times), has cornered the market on deliciously savage dysfunctional family comedies with The Lyons: Rita Lyons is the matriarch of a family facing a major crossroads. Her husband, Ben, is dying and her grown children are struggling. As the family gathers in Ben's hospital room, they discover that they're as terrified of being together as they are of being alone. An intimate and frightening examination of how we cope with loneliness and disappointment, The Lyons earned a 2012 Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Play and transferred to Broadway, earning rave reviews.
"Nicky Silver's best play since The Food Chain... Hilariously frank, clear-sighted, compassionate and forgiving... laughter that rises in close and regular waves." – New York Times
“The Lyons is that rare treat, an authentic dramatic feast, one that will reward an open-minded and eager audience richly.” – NY Theatre
“A caustic and canny comedy about family dysfunction packed with surprises that are alternately hilarious, tragic and absurd.” – NY Daily News
“Black comedy perfection!” – Hollywood Reporter
"Silver's in top form... A funny, furious little tale of family annihilation with honesty, savagery, and humanity, a story about how we all, ultimately, pick out our own urns. It succeeds marvelously." –New York magazine
Location: Street: The Drama Book Shop Additional: 250 W. 40th St. City: New York, Province: New York Postal Code: 10018-1511 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)