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Poetic License

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Overview

Produced by:
The Directors Company in associate with New Jersey Repertory Company
Dates:
February 09 - March 04, 2012
Run Time:
0 Hour, 0 Minute
Theater:
Showing in Theater

Show Info

A New Play By: Jack Canfora
Directed By: Evan Bergman
With: Ari Butler, Natalie Kuhn, Liza Vann, and Geraint Wyn Davies
 

John Greer has a charmed life: he is a professor at a renowned university, a beloved father, and he is about to be named Poet Laureate. He owes much of his success to his wife, Diane, who aggressively shepherds his career. But when their daughter and her new boyfriend return home for the weekend, hidden secrets emerge that threaten to destroy the image he has cultivated in both his public and private lives. 

Poetic Licence is a biting drama set against the cut-throat, "publish or perish" world of academia, and explores how one person's past can shape his art, his family and, in this case, his future. 

Ari
Butler
Natalie
Kuhn
Liza
Vann
Geraint
Wyn Davies
Photo Caption: Poetic License
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Photo Caption: Poetic License
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Photo Caption: Poetic License
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Photo Caption: Poetic License
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Photo Caption: Poetic License
Photo: Carol Rosegg
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Reviews

"Tautly suspenseful - a tale with the breathlessness of a well-paced thriller!" - New York Post 

"An exceedingly clever and entertaining one-act dramedy. Top-Notch!" - Time Out 

"Albee-esque - thrilling and enthralling! The cast is uniformly wonderful!" - Theatermania 

"Tense, articulate and impressive - white hot!" - Associated Press 

"A wily game of wits! The final moment is chilling!" - Backstage