Antlia Pneumatica

by  Anne Washburn

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m, 4f

"Antliais a sheer joy, elegantly weird and wonderfully vivid with ghost stories and songs." - Time Out New York

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Antlia Pneumatica

by  Anne Washburn

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

A group gathers at a remote ranch in the Texas Hill Country to mourn the loss of a friend they haven’t seen in years. As they mine through their pasts, it may be more than just the loss of a friend that binds them. The past and present begin to blur in Anne Washburn’s haunting exploration of friendship and loss.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

Critic's Pick! "Antlia is a sheer joy, elegantly weird and wonderfully vivid with ghost stories and songs." - Time Out New York, Read More 

"Life and death, sleeping and waking, inside and outside: Washburn's play blends binaries...Guessing at the surprise twist is part of the pleasure of the play." - Village Voice, Read More 

"...a realistic, disarming ghost tale...Antlia Pneumatica is a tender examination of everyday concerns, including lapsed friendships, regrets, parenting and death, with dark humor and some supernatural undertones." - Associated Press, Read More


Videos

  • Anne Washburn discusses Antlia Pneumatica
  • Antlia Pneumatica Trailer
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Keywords

Death, Friendship

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: A ranch in the Texas Hill Country.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m, 4f
NINA – woman, late 30s/early to mid 40s 
LIZ – woman, a few years younger than Nina 
ULA [pron. ‘You-la’] – woman, late 30s/early to mid 40s 
LEN – man, late 30s/early to mid 40s 
ADRIAN – man, late 30s/early to mid 40s  (but looks older)
BAMA – woman, late 30s/early to mid 40s.  She has a mild but distinct S. Carolina accent.  
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast

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Authors

Anne Washburn

Anne Washburn’s play's include Mr. Burns, 10 out of 12, Antlia Pneumatica, A Devil At Noon, Apparition, The Communist Dracula Pageant, I Have Loved Strangers, The Ladies, The Internationalist, The Small, Little Bunny Foo Foo, and transadaptations of Euripides' Orestes and Iphigenia In Aulis. Awards include a Whiting A ...

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Antlia Pneumatica premiered at Playrights Horizons in New York City in March of 2016 under the direction of Ken Rus Schmoll.

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