People, Places & Things

Written by Duncan Macmillan
Directed by David R. Gammons

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
2/11/22 - 3/5/22


"The best show I've seen all year!" - Jared Bowen, GBH
"Breathtaking... do not miss People, Places & Things!" - JOYCE KULHAWIK, JOYCESCHOICES.COM
"People, Places & Things is one of the best pieces of theatre I have seen in Boston in a while!" - BroadwayWorld
"Mesmerizing... a first-rate, must-see production!" - THE THEATER MIRROR
"Taking Bassham’s excellence for granted would be easy at this point. But it would also be a mistake." - THE BOSTON GLOBE
"Marianna Bassham leads an all-star SpeakEasy cast in a bracing tale of addiction!" - WBUR

New York Times Critic Pick!  Boasting critically acclaimed, sold-out runs in both London and New York, People, Places & Things is an exhilarating new play about surviving in the modern world.  The story focusses on Emma, a thirty-something actress who thinks she is having the time of her life, until she finds herself in rehab.  Her first step is to admit that she has a problem.  But the problem isn’t with Emma; it’s with everyone else.  And when intoxication feels like the only way to survive, how can she ever sober up?  From award-winning playwright Duncan Macmillan (1984, Lungs, Every Brilliant Thing), comes this mesmerizing trip into addiction, rehab, and identity.

RUN TIME: People, Places & Things plays in approximately two hours and thirty minutes with one intermission.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This production contains depictions of addiction and self-harm, discussions of sexual assault, an extended strobe light sequence, herbal cigarette smoke, and loud noises.

Audio Description – February 19 at 8pm and February 20 at 3pm
Open Captioning – March 3 at 2pm and 7:30pm

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