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Really

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Directed by Richard Maxwell, Jackie Sibblies Drury's world premiere play brings together two women who loved the same man, a famous photograph who's just died. More…

In 'Really,' a black woman takes pictures of her artist boyfriend's mom. As they jockey for a claim to him, they try to redefine themselves in the wake of his legacy. 'Really' is a play about grief, intimacy, and the difference between goodness and greatness seen through the lens of photography.


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March 23rd, 2016
"Ms. Drury’s three-character drama may tackle issues commonly debated in aesthetic philosophy seminars, but its tone is never academic...The production deftly uses the self-consciousness of its characters to create a more pervasive, self-examining consciousness about the artistic process...'Reall...
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March 27th, 2016
"'Really' is slow to develop, but eventually comes into focus as a meditation on the capturing and hoarding of time. Sounds like a bold theme, but Drury arrives at it slowly and slyly...Maxwell's rigor, Drury's beautifully refined language and well-judged performances mesh impressively. What coul...
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March 29th, 2016
"A trenchant new play in a gorgeous production by Richard Maxwell…Maxwell's direction matches form to content…The director's trademark understatement — the actors deliver their text with studied neutrality — heightens this photographic sense, the calm suggesting a throbbing undercurrent of feelin...
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March 29th, 2016
"Maxwell's wondrous production fills this special space with huge amounts of tension and longing…Directed in Maxwell's signature style, the show brims with emotion. Maxwell's cast is fantastic, each of them greatly complementing each other…The play leaves much open to interpretation and in doing ...
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