“STEPHENS HAS WRITTEN ARRESTING PLAYS BEFORE THIS, BUT HARPER REGAN SENDS HIS WORK INTO ORBIT.” – The London Observer
by SIMON STEPHENS
directed by GAYE TAYLOR UPCHURCH
Linda Gross Theater, 336 W 20th St.
One strange evening, Harper Regan decides to walk away from her husband, her daughter and her home. She tells no one where she’s going or whether she’s ever coming back. She tosses family, history and fate straight up in the air, and it looks like she might be gone for good.
Atlantic is thrilled to welcome back Simon Stephens, the playwright and director of last season’s acclaimed production of Bluebird starring Simon Russell Beale. Stephens has emerged as one of the most renowned and prolific playwrights in his generation in the UK, and has won the Olivier Award for Best New Play for On the Shore of the Wide World in 2005. In Harper Regan, which premiered in 2008 at the National Theatre, we are folded into an absorbing story about a woman who explores the limits of loyalty, morality and the bonds of family.