About the Play
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What happens when theoretical arguments suddenly turn personal in the ivory tower of an elite East Coast university? Don’t miss the thrilling, provocative new play that The Washington Post calls “one of the best plays about who gets to tell the story of America, and how.”
This taut, intelligent new play will make you question your own assumptions and reevaluate whether generation gaps can be bridged while gaps in knowledge—and in experience—remain. Director Marti Lyons (Witch) returns to Writers Theatre to stage this intellectual thriller of a play that examines equality, revolution and what happens when people set aside the niceties and reveal what’s really on their minds.
Content warning: use of profanity, physical violence, discussions of racism and mental health.
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Open-Captioned performance: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 3pm
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How should we tell the story of America?
The Niceties, a thrilling new play by Eleanor Burgess that is playing at a dozen theatres nationwide this year, explores how incendiary a question that is and how difficult it can be to agree on an answer.
We expect this play will leave you wanting to reflect and discuss. Join your fellow audience members for a moderated discussion on Sunday mornings at 12pm in the Green Family Rehearsal Room throughout the run of the production. This Sunday discussion will replace our regular Tuesday and Wednesday evening post-shows for this production. This disucssion is free, open to all and requires no RSVP.
Pre-Show Conversation: Up Close
Join us at 7:00pm in the Patron's Lounge before every Thursday evening performance (excluding First Week and any extension weeks) for a 15-minute primer on the context and content of the play, facilitated by a member of the WT Artistic Team.