Go Back to Where You Are by David Greenspan

Playwrights Horizons will present the world premiere of Go Back to Where You Are, written by and starring David Greenspan, and directed by Leigh Silverman, opening at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater on 12 Apr 2011, following previews from 24 Mar, and running through to 1 May 2011.

A forgotten chorus boy (Greenspan) from the theater of Ancient Greece, stuck in a lonely purgatory these past 2000 years, is sent back to earth on a mission from God. He now finds himself among a vacationing family in the Hamptons, caught off-guard by his re-discovered ability to feel love. Go Back to Where You Are is a melancholy comic romance, told with Greenspan's theatrical wit and lyricism.


David Greenspan's (Playwright/Passalus) work at Playwrights Horizons includes acting in and directing his play 'She Stoops to Comedy' (Obie Award), acting in Kathleen Tolan's 'The Wax' and directing Tolan's 'Kate's Diary.' Other playwriting credits include 'Principia,' 'Jack,' 'The Home Show Pieces,' '2 Samuel 11, Etc.', 'Dead Mother, or Shirley Not All in Vain' (The Public), 'The Argument' (Obie), 'Old Comedy from Aristophanes' Frogs' (Target Margin) and ''The Myopia.' He has collaborated with songwriter Stephin Merritt on 'The Orphan of Zhao' (Lincoln Center Theater) and' Coraline' with director Leigh Silverman (MCC). He has received two performance Obies: one in 1997 for Mart Crowley's 'The Boys in the Band' and another in 2007 for both Terrence McNally's 'Some Men' (Second Stage) and Goethe's 'Faust' (Target Margin).

Leigh Silverman (Director). Broadway: Lisa Kron's' Well.' Recent New York (World Premieres): 'In the Wake' (The Public/Center Theatre Group/Berkeley Repertory Theatre), 'From Up Here' (Manhattan Theatre Club, Drama Desk nomination), 'Coraline' (MCC/True Love), 'Creature' (New Georges/P73), 'The Retributionists' (Playwrights Horizons), 'Yellow Face' (Center Theater Group/The Public Theater).

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