4 Male, 2 Female
Douglas Steinberg Price: $7.99
Restaurant owner and fading flower, Mae, regular customer Sam, and Mae’s husband/waiter, Quig, ponder the identity of the diner’s new regular ...
... the mysterious man whose back is portrayed in the famous artwork
What is he hiding?
And why won’t he speak?
Or is he - as Mae suspects - an artist capturing their image?
As the familiar two-dimensional world of Hopper’s painting expands on the stage, it soon becomes clear that unpaid modeling fees are the least of their worries
Their seemingly mundane existence blossoms into a minefield of complications...
Mae's niece is falling into love
Her restaurant is falling into debt
And her beef may be on the lamb
The once simple tableau develops into an exploration of human nature that questions the role of the artist, the audience and the deceptively simple act of observation
Nighthawks won Steinberg the NEA/TCG Award for Playwriting and a one-year residency with South Coast Repertory
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