The Pavilion - ePublication
Hailed by critics as an "an Our Town
for our time," this play is by turns poetic and comic, romantic and philosophical. Peter returns to his twenty-year high-school reunion with dreams of winning back Kari, the girl he left behind after an unexpected pregnancy ended their relationship. Standing in Peter's way is Kari's bitter-as-ever resentment, her husband and the fact that Peter still hasn't grown up. As the night progresses, both Peter and Kari are led, through their interactions with a host of characters all played by a virtuosic Narrator, to face the consequences of choices made long ago and start back into life with newfound strength and bittersweet resolve.
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“Wright has taken a simple premise and invested it with poetry, feeling and a distinctive voice…[He] manages a seamless blend of humor and pathos, philosophy and emotion…The script’s greatest strength lies in the genuineness of its feelings.” —Houston Chronicle.
“THE PAVILION offers a cheery existentialism—asking big questions in an easygoing, casual way…It boasts language that’s rich but not dense…It also honors your intellectual and emotional intelligence, eschewing easy answers. Bravo…” —Minneapolis Star Tribune.
“Wright’s perceptive, gently witty writing…makes this familiar situation fresh and thoroughly involving.” —Philadelphia Inquirer.
“THE PAVILION, a gloriously theatrical treat by Craig Wright, turns the dramas of ordinary lives into the patchwork pattern of the universe.” —South Florida Sun-Sentinel.