THE STORY: In the summer of 2007, Gus Marcantonio, a retired longshoreman, summons his sister and his three children (who in turn bring along spouses, ex-spouses, lovers and more) to a most unusual family reunion in their Brooklyn brownstone. With humor and passion, the play examines the importance of connectedness and belonging—to a family, a community, a group, an ideology, a marriage—and what happens when those connections are lost.
“This is unmistakably a Tony Kushner play—sprawling, stimulating and powered by unquenchable intellectual curiosity. …a brainy, brawny, thematically expansive work, stuffed with challenging sociopolitical ideas and dialectical fireworks. …Kushner’s social engagement and his intellectualism are balanced, as always, by his penetrating humanism.” —Hollywood Reporter. “[iHO] is an expression of profound disquiet. …a vast, rich work of public-intellectual engagement…[A] beautifully inquiring play…” —Time Out NY. “…attractively ambitious, grappling with deep sociopolitical change and loss of direction: a huge, generous and meaty state-of-the-nation work wrapped in a family drama. …It’s often witty, often wise and wrestles with where we have come from and where we go next. …A humane, impassioned play…” —Financial Times (UK). “Dazzling, dizzying…blindingly radiant…[an] always un-look-away-able new megaplay…” —New York Magazine.