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Anatomy of a Suicide

By Alice Birch
Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz

Linda Gross Theater

FEBRUARY 1 – March 15, 2020


Three generations of women. Their lives play out simultaneously. For each, the chaos of what has come before brings a painful legacy.

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Winner of the 2018 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Anatomy of a Suicide is a revelatory exploration of mothers and daughters by Alice Birch (Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.), directed by Obie Award winner Lileana Blain-Cruz (Marys Seacole).

Anatomy of a Suicide is supported by the Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation.

Running time: Approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes with no intermission.
Please Note:  This production contains herbal cigarettes, haze, strobe lights and violence.

Reviews

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“Cleareyed & dazzling, like sun on ice, Anatomy of a Suicide  has the feel of a summoning. The tone throughout is cool, reminiscent of Caryl Churchill. It is a drama like the blue heart of a flame; it looks like winter even as it scorches you.

Alexis Soloski, The New York Times

 

“Riveting!”

Robert Hofler, The Wrap

★★★★★
“Gorgeously incisive & elegantly devastating! This production is exquisitely timed & calibrated.”

Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

 

★★★★

“Powerful.”

Max McGuinness, Financial Times

 

“Birch’s beautiful & aching play functions like a symphony!”

Nicole Serratore, The Stage

 

“Ambitiously experimental, elegantly constructed & formally impressive! The actors display perfect, split-second timing as they deliver dialogue constructed with the complexity of a musical fugue.”

Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

 

“Orchestrated like a work of scientific precision by Lileana Blain-Cruz. All three women are giving beautiful, complex performances.”

Hayley Levitt, Theatermania

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study guide

Atlantic’s study guides take educators and their students deeper into the story. Each guide provides a variety of discussion starters, activities, and a relevant contextual basis to immerse students in the world of the play before attending the show.

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Photos  by Ahron R. Foster.