Fairview $15

Jackie Sibblies Drury

Published by Dramatists Play Service

3 Male 5 Female

Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize

Preparations for Grandma’s birthday party are underway

Beverly is holding on to her sanity by a thread to make sure the party is perfect

But her sister can’t be bothered to help

Her husband doesn’t seem to listen

Her brother is Missing in Action

Her daughter is a teenager,

And maybe nothing is what it seems in the first place

Fairview is a searing examination of families, drama, family dramas, and the insidiousness of white supremacy


“… dazzling and ruthless … one of the most exquisitely and systematically arranged ambushes of an unsuspecting audience in years … Fairview is a series of perspective-altering surprises, and they keep coming at you even when you think [Drury] must surely have emptied [her] bag of tricks … a glorious, scary reminder of the unmatched power of live theater to rattle, roil and shake us wide awake” ~The New York Times

“… [an] outstanding, frustrating, hilarious, and sui generis play … From moment to moment, Drury disturbed and frustrated and entertained us and made us wonder what we were all doing in that room, watching black actors perform being human” ~ New Yorker

“… [a] vehement, searching, fourth-wall-demolishing [play] … under a playful surface, Fairview is strenuous and scalpel-sharp and working its way through deep rage … it’s rare and intimidating, unresolved and raw. It left me with the blood pounding in my ears …” ~ New York Magazine.

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