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Set in the rural Deep South, Rebecca Gilman's The Glory of Living received critical acclaim rare for a new American play when it had its British premiere in 1999, garnering the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright. Having opened in New York in the fall of 2001, this work focuses on fifteen-year-old Lisa, the daughter of a prostitute, and Clint, the car thief she runs away with to escape the misery of life with her mother. But the happier times that sullenly childlike Lisa yearns for never materialize, as Clint orders her to procure young runaways for him. Rebecca Gilman has created a riveting, unsentimental portrait of a young woman whose most striking quality is not her capacity for evil but the depth of her emptiness, in an environment as harsh and unyielding as the contours of her life.
"What can one say? Except that plays don't come much tougher, or more compassionate, than 33-year-old American Rebecca Gilman's The Glory Of Living (.....) It's a viscerally powerful piece (...) Gilman's real theme in this powerfully unnerving play is the desolation of her native soil."
- Michael Billington, The Guardian
Brett Aune, Addie Daddio, Mark Deliman, Jules Hartley, Kate Huffman, Chuck Raucci, Carolyn Stotes, Vickey Truscott, Jeorge Watson
: Tickets can be collected at Will Call
one hour before curtain. Please bring your printed confirmation and a
valid ID to redeem tickets. Street parking is available.
The El Centro Theatre
804 N. El Centro Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038