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Downstairs

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  1w, 2m

Unusual relationships, power plays, and surprising humor abound in Theresa Rebeck’s compelling new play which explores the nature of family, of memory, and of sanity.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1w, 2m
  • Duration
    Duration
    105 Minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Details

Summary
What happens when a brilliant lost soul comes to stay in his sister’s basement and refuses to leave? And if the menacing brother-in-law doesn’t approve? In a dog-eat-dog world, these siblings find a haven of sorts in an unfinished basement as they attempt to make sense of the past and negotiate how to move forward into the future.
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  • Duration 105 Minutes

Media

"Downstairs is a thriller and convincing marital and family drama that says a lot in its silences" The Daily Beast

"It’s a very exceptional thriller" The Wrap

Licensing & Materials

  • Minimum Fee: £70 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Authors

Theresa Rebeck

Theresa Rebeck is a widely produced playwright throughout the United States and abroad. New York productions of her work include Dead Accounts at the Music Box Theatre; Seminar at the Golden Theatre; Mauritius at the Biltmore Theatre in a Manhattan Theater Club Production; Th ...

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