Synopsis

What Didn't Happen

What Didn't Happen $12.99

Christopher Shinn

Published by Dramatists Play Service

5 Male 2 Female

When his lover, literary adversary and a sympathetic colleague gather at Dave Ardith's upstate retreat for a midsummer barbecue, the acclaimed author is forced to confront his demons - the novel he is loath to finish and the life he is loath to resume

Six years later, Dave's young protégé, Scott-present on that fateful night-returns to the house, soul-searching and plagued by a mysterious regret

"Hope-inspiring Still in his mid-20s, Mr Shinn is a welcome paradox among up-and-coming American dramatists: creator of carefully constructed, dialogue-heavy works that nonetheless resonate with a sense of the unspoken

What Didn't Happen is about the distance between people, and the ways in which even friends, spouses and lovers are ultimately unknowable to one another a playwright to cherish" ~ NY Times

"All [Shinn's] characters have surprising moments of humanity that break stereotypes. Shinn just cannot write a fake or untelling worda delightful tale" ~ NY Post

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