Ghosts in the Cottonwoods OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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Opening Night:
November 13, 2010
Closing:
December 6, 2010

Theater: Theater 80 / 80 St. Mark's Place, New York, NY, 10003

Synopsis: 

On the night of a terrible storm, a single mother and her younger son await the arrival of the older son, who has broken out of prison. Two others arrive before him: a stranger with a wounded leg and a girl with a suitcase. Nothing will ever be the same.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Ghosts in the Cottonwoods

    It’s a Big Night in the Country for a Family to No Manners Born

    Charles Isherwood

    November 16, 2010: When the curtains part at Theater 80 at the beginning of “Ghosts in the Cottonwoods,” a backwoods melodrama written and directed by Adam Rapp, a naked young man covered in glaring red welts stands before us. Also onstage is a woman administering homespun first aid by sucking the leeches from the young man’s flesh, spitting each into a bucket with a tinny clank.

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  • BACKSTAGE REVIEW OF Ghosts in the Cottonwoods

    Ghosts in the Cottonwoods

    Clifford Lee Johnson III

    November 15, 2010: You know those days when you're really looking forward to something and then absolutely everything goes wrong? That's what befalls mother and son Bean and Pointer Scully in "Ghosts in the Cottonwoods," the first collaboration between Adam Rapp and the Amoralists. A sterling example of the importance of context, the production makes little sense unless you know when the play was created and what the intent of its producers is.

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  • THEATERMANIA REVIEW OF Ghosts in the Cottonwoods

    Ghosts in the Cottonwoods

    Diane Snyder

    November 17, 2010: In one of the more harrowing moments of the Amoralists' production of Adam Rapp's Ghosts in the Cottonwoods at Theatre 80 -- and there are many -- a woman is brutally raped by a desperate man who finishes the deed, then wraps himself in her limp arms.

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