GUILFORD COLLEGE Theatre Studies present: JOHN by Annie Baker Nov. 14-16; 20-22nd.
Guilford College Theater Studies Department presents Annie Baker’s chilling play John to be directed by Beth Ritson. The show will be held in Sternberger Auditorium on the Guilford College campus, 5800 W. Friendly Ave, Greensboro, NC . Performances will be at 7:30pm on Nov. 14th, 15th 16th, 20th, 21st and 22nd. Box office will open 30 minutes prior to performance- General Admission $10, Seniors/Students $5.
Annie Baker is a genius. What a gut punch of a play.
The New York Times.
Annie Baker’s John is so good on so many levels that it casts a unique and brilliant light.
– The New Yorker
SYNOPSIS:The week after Thanksgiving. A Bed & Breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A cheerful innkeeper. A young couple struggling to stay together. Thousands of inanimate objects, watching. A simple enough description, but Annie Baker’s fascinating play takes a look at what theatre can be and builds a world all its own. Baker’s hyper-realism bleeds into the eerily supernatural in this quiet tale, where actors and audiences alike delve into ideas of self, mortality, and the solitude of human experience.
This is the best new American play in a decade. It’s absolutely stunning and utterly unique. Deeply metaphysical and layered and dense and just gleaming with brilliance.” by David Adjmi
Starring Ally Thring as Merits a slightly spooky woman who radiates sweetness, Gretchen Waldorf as Geneivieve a friend who bristles with crusty certitude . And Garrett Bun and Sarah Chen Elston as a couple (Elias and Jenny) who are in a precarious time of their lives.
Featured in photo: Ally Thring, Beth Ritson, Sarah Chen Elston and garrett Bunn