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Shhhh

written & directed by Clare Barron

ATLANTIC STAGE 2

JANUARY 12 – FEBRUARY 20, 2022


Shhhh is a brand-new commissioned play by the “insanely talented” (The New York Times) Clare Barron!

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Penny flirts at a morbid anatomy museum. Kyle tells stories of dismemberment. Sally turns you on with tea and biscuits, and Shareen prepares a mysterious potion. A study in kink, trauma, pleasure, and revenge…

Running time: approximately 100 minutes, with no intermission

Please note: This production contains haze, strobe lights, strong aromatics, ASMR (which may produce intense reactions for people who suffer from misophonia), graphic language, violence, nudity, and frank discussion and exploration around sexual assault.

Reviews

★★★★

“Off-Broadway’s hottest new show is Shhhh!”

ADAM FELDMAN, TIME OUT NEW YORK

 

“Raw and ambitious. Barron packs a metric ton of confounding dichotomies and paradoxes into a single piece of rebel theater.

Hayley Levitt, Theater mania

 

It shines a spotlight on the haunting acts of power, pain, and pleasure. An illuminating psycho-sexual exposé that provides catharsis for its bold creator, who chose not to remain silent.

Deb Miller, DC Metro theater arts

Explicit and occasionally uncomfortable, but for all the right reasons. The conversations these characters have are visceral. Clare Barron sheaths her performance in a delicate melancholy. Her somberness also belies a ferocious hunger. Grollman, Fang, and Amaya give top-tier performances. The whole production aches with unspoken loneliness.

Maya Phillips, The New York Times

 

Shhhh is extremely satisfying. It’s a feminist reversal of stories by such authors as Charles Bukowski, Henry Miller, and Ernest Hemingway, putting women in charge of unexpected narrative.

Mark Rifkin, This week in new york

Photos by Ahron R. Foster.