2011-12 Season

Last Performance:
July 29, 2012

The Common Pursuit

Tony Award® nominee Moisés Kaufman (33 Variations, I Am My Own Wife) directs celebrated playwright Simon Gray's sharply comedic tale about the promises of youth and the compromises of adulthood. The Common Pursuit chronicles twenty years in the lives of six friends, from their ambitious collegiate days to their surprising discoveries in the real world. 

Idealistic Cambridge student Stuart Thorne enlists some of his classmates to help him launch a new literary magazine. With the pursuit of great literature as their common thread, they become lifelong friends. But when damaging secrets crop up and business demands creep in, Stuart is faced with some unexpected decisions. Delightfully witty and remarkably poignant, The Common Pursuit  is a captivating journey from who we think we are...to who we turn out to be. This is a limited engagement through July 29, 2012.
  
Previews May 4–23
Evening performances 7:30pm
Matinees 2pm
 
Major support for The Common Pursuit provided by The Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater.
 
 

 

Moisés Kaufman directs Simon Gray's delightfully witty and remarkably poignant The Common Pursuit, which chronicles twenty years in the lives of six friends, from their ambitious collegiate days to their surprising discoveries in the real world.

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Who's Who

Kristen Bush
Marigold
Kieran Campion
Peter
Josh Cooke
Stuart
Jacob Fishel
Martin
Tim McGeever
Humphry
Lucas Near-Verbrugghe
Nick
Simon Gray
Playwright
Moisés Kaufman
Director

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Associated Press
Smart and funny, with a timeless premise and a shocking twist!

Daily News
If you've ever struggled to stay true-blue to your dreams and ambitions, you may recognize yourself in The Common Pursuit.

Bloomberg News
Deftly staged by Kaufman.

 
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