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Antlia Pneumatica

Full-Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  4f, 2m

"Antliais a sheer joy, elegantly weird and wonderfully vivid with ghost stories and songs." - Time Out New York
  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 2m
  • Duration
    Duration
    105 Minutes
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult
Licence details
  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Summary
A group gathers at a remote ranch in the Texas Hill Country to mourn the loss of a friend they haven’t seen in years. As they mine through their pasts, it may be more than just the loss of a friend that binds them. The past and present begin to blur in Anne Washburn’s haunting exploration of friendship and loss.
History

Antlia Pneumatica premiered at Playrights Horizons in New York City in March of 2016 under the direction of Ken Rus Schmoll.

Cast Attributes
  • Ensemble cast
Keywords
Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
NINA – woman, late 30s/early to mid 40s 
LIZ – woman, a few years younger than Nina 
ULA [pron. ‘You-la’] – woman, late 30s/early to mid 40s 
LEN – man, late 30s/early to mid 40s 
ADRIAN – man, late 30s/early to mid 40s  (but looks older)
BAMA – woman, late 30s/early to mid 40s.  She has a mild but distinct S. Carolina accent.  
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting A ranch in the Texas Hill Country.
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Additional Features No intermission
  • Duration 105 Minutes
  • Cautions
    • Strong Language
    • Mild Adult Themes

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REVIEWS

Critic's Pick! "Antlia is a sheer joy, elegantly weird and wonderfully vivid with ghost stories and songs." - Time Out New York, Read More 

"Life and death, sleeping and waking, inside and outside: Washburn's play blends binaries...Guessing at the surprise twist is part of the pleasure of the play." - Village Voice, Read More 

"...a realistic, disarming ghost tale...Antlia Pneumatica is a tender examination of everyday concerns, including lapsed friendships, regrets, parenting and death, with dark humor and some supernatural undertones." - Associated Press, Read More


Videos

  • Anne Washburn discusses Antlia Pneumatica

  • Antlia Pneumatica Trailer

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Anne Washburn

Anne Washburn’s play's include Mr. Burns, 10 out of 12, Antlia Pneumatica, A Devil At Noon, Apparition, The Communist Dracula Pageant, I Have Loved Strangers, The Ladies, The Internationalist, The Small, Little Bunny Foo Foo, and transadaptations of Euripides' Orestes and Ip ...
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