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Madagascar

Madagascar

 
 
 

Overview

The haunting story of a mysterious disappearance that changes three lives forever. At three different periods in time, three Americans find themselves alone, in the same hotel room overlooking the Spanish Steps in Rome: June, a young woman who works as a tour guide of the city’s ancient ruins; Lilian, her wealthy and elegant jet-setting mother; and Nathan, a rumpled university economist and the best friend of Lilian’s famous deceased husband. They each tell their individual story of how and why they are here. Their relationship to each other, what this room means to them, and why they have been called to it slowly reveal themselves. Their stories spill out, weave back and forth—each contradicting, clarifying, deepening what the others say—becoming strands of one gripping and disquieting tale.

Production History

World Premiere: Salt Lake Acting Company (2004). 

Subsequent productions: Summer Play Festival (2005); the Adirondack Theatre Festival (2005); New Theatre, Miami (2005); and Northcoast Rep (2008); Melbourne Theatre Company (2010); Black Swan State Theatre Company, Perth (2010); Theatre 503, London (2010).

Honors

Winner: Pinter Review Prize, the American Theatre Critics Association’s Osborne Award, and picked as Best Play of the Year by the Miami Herald and the Miami New Times.