The Country House

by TCG News

in TCG Books

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We are pleased to announce the publication of Donald Margulies’ The Country House. The play originally premiered at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles with a subsequent Broadway premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in New York in the fall of 2014.

“One of the most disciplined and satisfying new American plays to reach Broadway in the past decade. A truly affecting play.”
– Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal

Anna Patterson, the matriarch of a brood of famous and longing-to-be-famous creative artists, has gathered her family at their Berkshires summerhouse during the Williamstown Theatre Festival on the anniversary of her beloved daughter’s death. But as restless egos and simmering jealousies derail the weekend, this family of performers must come to terms with the roles they play in each other’s lives.

The Country House takes its mother-son rift, its themes of art and ego and unrequited love, and even its bucolic setting from Anton Chekhov, but what it most has in common with its source material is an ability to scrupulously map all the craggy contours of a human heart.”
Mindy Farabee, LA Weekly

Donald Margulies is the author of Dinner with Friends (Pulitzer Prize), Time Stands Still, Brooklyn Boy and Sight Unseen, among many other plays. His plays have been performed on and Off-Broadway, throughout the U.S., and around the world. He is an adjunct professor at Yale University.