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Fairview

ISBN: 978-0-8222-3966-6
Full Length, Drama
3 men, 5 women
Total Cast: 8, Flexible Set
FEE: $100 per performance.
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THE STORY: The Frasier family is gearing up for Grandma’s birthday, and Beverly needs this dinner to be perfect. But the silverware’s wrong, the radio’s on the fritz, Jasmine is drinking, Dayton isn’t helping, Keisha’s a teenager, and Tyrone might not show up at all!
“…dazzling and ruthless… one of the most exquisitely and systematically arranged ambushes of an unsuspecting audience in years. …FAIRVIEW is structured as a series of perspective-altering surprises, and they keep coming at you even when you think its creators must surely have emptied their bag of tricks. …a glorious, scary reminder of the unmatched power of live theater to rattle, roil and shake us wide awake.” —NY Times. “…[an] outstanding, frustrating, hilarious, and sui generis play… From moment to moment, Drury disturbed and frustrated and entertained us and made us wonder what we were all doing in that room, watching black actors perform being human.” —The New Yorker. “…[a] vehement, searching, fourth-wall-demolishing [play]… under a playful surface, [FAIRVIEW] is strenuous and scalpel-sharp and working its way through deep rage… [it’s] rare and intimidating, unresolved and raw. It left me with the blood pounding in my ears…” —NY Mag. “…unforgettable. FAIRVIEW argues for the possibility of people of color representing themselves, onstage and off, without an overlay of white perception, judgment and narrative. It gently body-checks privilege.” —Time Out New York.