Absurd Person Singular
The Dick & Lottie Company, a British theatre group dedicated exclusively to the beloved playwright Alan Ayckbourn, makes it New York debut with Absurd Singular Person. The production is helmed by Dick & Lottie Artistic Director John Cotgrave.
Absurd Person Singular was originally staged in 1972, ahead of an award-winning West End engagement in London under the direction of Eric Thompson. It would then transfer to the Music Box Theatre on Broadway in 1973 where it ran for 18 months, breaking records as the longest-running comedy on Broadway by a British playwright.
Performances are staged in Theatre One within the Theatre Row complex.
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Absurd Person Singular is one of Alan Ayckbourn’s most acclaimed and popular plays, and frequently features in 20th century play lists. Divided into three acts, the play follows the changing fortunes of three married couples. Each act takes place at each couple’s Christmas celebrations as they manoeuvre disastrous drinks, social scheming and festive catastrophes.