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Noah Haidle

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-1422-9
Trim Size: 5 3/8" x 8 1/4"
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“Quixotic, gorgeous…a very fine new American play.” ―Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

Magical realism collides with manic vaudeville in this family drama with a chewy metaphysical core by Noah Haidle, one of our most exciting and daring young playwrights. With a glancing nod to Our Town, a man named Footnote acts as guide. The Twins swap philosophy while awaiting their birth. Daughter Beauty eats dirt and doesn't speak, and Father is about to drive away and never return, leaving pregnant and dreamy mother Violet alone to live out her father’s notion that “every love story is a tragedy, because its ending is built into its beginning.” Whipping from astonishing tenderness to profound humor and back again, this wholly original play uncovers the extraordinary family connections that stretch and warp across the years but can never quite be broken.

Smokefall’s award-winning Chicago premiere, directed by Anne Kauffmann, was followed by its off-Broadway premiere in 2015, also directed by Kauffmann and starring Zachary Quinto and Robin Tunney, in highly praised performances.

Noah Haidle’s plays have premiered at the Goodman, Lincoln Center Theater, Roundabout, Long Wharf, Woolly Mammoth, Rattlestick, and many others. His plays include Mr. Marmalade and Vigils. He is a graduate of Princeton and The Juilliard School, where he was a Lila Acheson Wallace playwright-in-residence. He is the recipient of three Lincoln Center Lecompte Du Nouy awards, the Helen Merrill Award for emerging playwrights, the Claire Tow Award and an NEA/TCG Theatre Residency Grant.

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