THE STORY: When a grieving mother visits her late son’s girlfriend, the two women look back at the man they both loved, each jockeying for a claim to his legacy as a son, lover, and artist. REALLY is a play about mourning, intimacy, and the conflict between goodness and greatness as seen through the lens of photography.
“…beautifully refined language… What could have been a simple relationship drama with flashbacks emerges as an unnerving study of art as pollution, [a] distraction from a world fast evolving beyond aesthetics.” —Time Out New York. “…gorgeous… In Jackie Sibblies Drury’s trenchant…play REALLY…a photographer’s studio becomes the arena for a battle over the meaning of the past. …With REALLY, Drury…turns the theater itself into the answer to photography’s egotism.” —Village Voice. “…[a] stylishly contemplative new play… [REALLY] deftly uses the self-consciousness of its characters to create a more pervasive, self-examining consciousness about the artistic process that sets the rhythms for their dialogue.” —NY Times. “[Drury] drops the extreme situations and instead presents us with the most common thing: a family drama. The result is no less compelling. …Drury slows time down…to tease out all the hurt, suppression, and memories that must be endured in the fleeting silences between words.” —BOMB Magazine.