The Common Pursuit

May 4—July 29, 2012

Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre Laura Pels Theatre

"Smart and funny, with a timeless premise and a shocking twist!"

Jennifer Farrar, associated Press

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."

JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ, Daily news

The Common Pursuit Cast

Marigold
Kristen Bush
Peter
Kieran Campion
Stuart
Josh Cooke
Martin
Jacob Fishel
Humphry
Tim McGeever
Nick
Lucas Near-Verbrugghe

The Common Pursuit Creative

Playwright
Simon Gray
Director
Moisés Kaufman

Major support for The Common Pursuit provided by The Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater.

Presented at

Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Laura Pels Theatre

111 West 46th Street

(between 6th and 7th Avenues)