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In 2004, Keen Company received a Drama Desk nomination for Best Revival of a Play for PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA, two short plays by Thornton Wilder. As the kickoff of our tenth anniversary season, we present an evening of five short plays by the American master, all of which will be making their New York professional premieres! The program includes SUCH THINGS ONLY HAPPEN IN BOOKS, in which a domestic life is slowly unwrapped to reveal the complexities at the heart of all families; CEMENT HANDS, in which an uncle tries to explain to his niece the precariousness of marrying a tight-fisted young fellow; and THE ANGEL THAT TROUBLED THE WATERS, which shows the healer’s pain, and how his suffering makes him most human. As A. R. Gurney has pointed out about Wilder’s work, 'Time and again he suggests that behind all the trivialities and absurdities and agonies of everyday life there must be a valid meaning, which at least poets and saints are able to perceive dimly and darkly, and toward which they can point us.’
The play is by Thornton Wilder and is directed by Carl Forsman and Jonathan Silverstein
with: Clayton Apgar, Pepper Binkley, Kathleen Butler , Sue Cremin, Kevin Hogan, and Paul Niebanck.

Performance Dates: October 6, 2009 - November 14, 2009
Run Time: 90 minutes with no intermission


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Clurman Theatre

Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY
(212) 714-2442