Flu Season And Other Plays
“Will Eno is one of the finest younger playwrights I have come across in a number of years. His work is inventive, disciplined and, at the same time, wild and evocative. His ear is splendid and his mind is agile.”—Edward Albee
“An original, a maverick wordsmith whose weird, wry dramas gurgle with the grim humor and pain of life. Eno specializes in the connections of the unconnected, the apologetic murmurings of the disengaged.”—Guardian
Winner of the 2004 Oppenheimer Award for best New York debut by an American playwright, The Flu Season is a reluctant love story, in spite of itself. Set in a hospital and a theater, it is a play that revels in ambivalence and derives a flailing energy from its doubts whether a love story is ever really a love story.
Will Eno has been called “a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation” (The New York Times)—he is a playwright with an extraordinary voice and a singular theatrical vision. Also included in this volume are Tragedy: A Tragedy and Intermission.
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Review: The Flu Season and Other PlaysUser Review - Chuck O'Connor - Goodreads
Eno admits in the production notes to this collection's titular play that his attempt, for that piece, is to write something, "brave and new and moving and meaningful, rather than just 'experimental ... Read full review
Review: The Flu Season and Other PlaysUser Review - Benjamin - Goodreads
Good, but not great; insightful, but not profound. Will Eno struggles against all odds to portray life and give it meaning, and to unearth some truth or understanding. He fails, yes, but only just ... Read full review