For many citizens of the Northeast, Will Arbery’s Heroes of the Fourth Turning, now playing at Playwrights Horizons, is going to be the closest thing to having an actual, honest conversation with one of “them.” And by “them” I mean the ultra-conservative, pro-life, Christian, Trump voters and supporters. Arbery was raised by conservative Catholic academic parents in Texas and Wyoming, and he... Read more
Heroes of the Fourth Turning
Playwrights Horizons continues its 2019-2020 Off-Broadway Season with the world premiere of Heroes of the Fourth Turning, written by Will Arbery and directed by Danya Taymor.
Performances are staged at the Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
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It’s nearing midnight in Wyoming, where four young conservatives have gathered at a backyard after-party. They’ve returned home to toast their mentor Gina, newly inducted as president of a tiny Catholic college. But as their reunion spirals into spiritual chaos and clashing generational politics, it becomes less a celebration than a vicious fight to be understood. On a chilly night in the middle of America, Will Arbery’s haunting play offers grace and disarming clarity, speaking to the heart of a country at war with itself.