by Annie Baker
directed by Nathan Motta
October 19 - November 11, 2018

midwest Premiere

drama desk award, best play - finalist
lucille lortel award, best play - finalist

Run time: 180 minutes
This play is presented with two 10 minute intermissions
Content Advisory: Adult Language, Adult Situations


The story

One cold November night, Elias and Jenny, a young couple struggling to stay together, stop at a bed & breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. During their visit they encounter a cheerful innkeeper, her blind friend, and an eerie world crammed with toys, figurines and one very odd American Girl doll. This mystic puzzle of a play is full of surprises, both human and supernatural.  

An intimate and elusive ghost story from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of THE FLICK. 

“Annie Baker’s JOHN is so good on so many levels
that it casts a unique and brilliant light.”
— The New Yorker

The Artists

The Production


The Response

"Annie Baker’s John is so good on so many levels that it casts a unique and brilliant light."
- The New Yorker


The Audience

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