"Smart and funny, with a timeless premise and a shocking twist!"
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.
"If you've ever struggled to stay true-blue to your dreams and ambitions, you may recognize yourself in The Common Pursuit."
Major support for The Common Pursuit provided by The Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater.
Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre
Laura Pels Theatre
111 West 46th Street
(between 6th and 7th Avenues)