Absurd Person Singular

By Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Jessica Stone

Student Matinee Date: JAN 22/2015 @ 10am

Recommended for Grades 8-12


Suggested Classes and Clubs:
Civics, Drama, English, Government, Graphic Design, Humanities, Media Studies, Social Studies, Visual Art

We’ll ring in the New Year with a laugh-out-loud, satirical look at how three English couples deal with their relationships, social standings, and the pressures of three successive Christmas gatherings. During the original Broadway run, statisticians counted 504 chuckles, roll-em in the aisles, and belly laughs.


·         Sir Alan Ayckbourn is an Olivier, Tony, and Molière Award-winning playwright who has written 79 full-length plays.


·         Absurd Person Singular(number 12) is considered one of his greatest works; it holds the record for the single longest run of an Ayckbourn play in both the West End and on Broadway.


·         Director Jessica Stone has worked as an actor on Broadway alongside Sutton Foster in Anything Goes and Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in The Odd Couple.


Approximate Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes (including two intermissions). Student tickets are $15.


Curriculum Guide for ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR: 

Curriculum Introduction and Common Core Alignment
Pre-Show Questions and Activities
Pre- or Post-Show Activities
Activity Resources
Post-Show Discussion and Activity

Curriculum Guides for Two River Theater’s 2014/15 Season were written by Gina Grandi.