Comical, offbeat, poignant, and fresh, The Best Plays of 2014
presents six of the most original plays of the year in a single volume – selected by renowned editor Lawrence Harbison.
• The Country House
, a comedy about a deeply dramatic family, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies.
• Dinner with the Boys
, an offbeat, dark comedy by Dan Lauria about some old-time wise guys who want to have a good Italian meal and a few laughs – and tie up some loose ends before dessert.
• Mala Hierba
by Tanya Saracho, inspired by Latin American culture, which pits human yearnings against the power of culturally predetermined obligations.
• Based on real events, Our Lady of Kibeho
by Katori Hall was hailed as the “most important new play of the year!” by Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal
• When January Feels Like Summer
by Cori Thomas presents five lives colliding as a feeling of change hums in the air during one strangely warm winter in Central Harlem.
• Year of the Rooster
(New York Times
Critics' Pick) by Eric Dufault a fiercely comic play about cockfighting, connections, and clawing your way to the top.