by Brooke Berman
directed by Leigh Silverman
with Michael Chernus, Mamie Gummer, Keira Naughton, Jeremy Shamos
Brooke Berman's sharp, satiric voice returns to Primary Stages, where she was a member of the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group, with HUNTING AND GATHERING. This world premiere play follows four interconnected New Yorkers through thier thwarted attempts to find a place-without compromise. Jesse has his first date since his divorce, his ex-lover Ruth is living a fantasy, his brother Astor is the "man with the van," and Bess has a plan to come out on top. Ms. Berman's contemporary play begs the question: Do you have to be a predator to survive?