by Annie Baker
John  takes place in a spooky bed and breakfast that may or not have a life of its own, complete with flickering lights, forbidden rooms, and a secretive innkeeper. In this mysterious drama, a young couple struggles to stay together while ominous forces seem to work against them. A warning: if you are attached to your dolls, you may never look at them the same way again.

Adapted by Bryony Lavery and Lisa Evans
If you are new to horror and need help knowing where to begin, this title is the perfect starter kit. Oberon Books published this double volume of horror in 2012. From Bram Stoker's and Mary Shelley's terrifyingly renowned novels, these spooky adaptations of Dracula and Frankenstein by Bryony Lavery and Lisa Evans are best read under the covers in the middle of the night. 

by Conor McPherson
A playwright known for his expertly crafted ghost stories, a Conor McPherson play is a perfect choice for a stormy Halloween eve. The Weir is set in a remote country pub in Ireland, where newcomer Valerie arrives and becomes spellbound by an evening of ghostly stories told by the local bachelors who drink there. Soon the tales turn dark  and drift into the realm of the supernatural. Then, Valerie reveals a startling story of her own....

Adapted by Jack Thorne
As an adaptation from the beautifully creepy Swedish novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist (also a famous film), Let the Right One In is the perfect modern horror story. A spate of sinister killings rocks the small town where the young, lonely Oskar lives. Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn't know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very long time.

by Jez Butterworth
If you prefer a mysterious, cerebral nail-biter when it comes to scary stories, Jez Butterworth's The River is a perfect fit. "A magnetically eerie, luminously beautiful psychodrama," ( Time Out New York this dark, intimate play is set in a remote fishing cabin on a moonless night. A man and woman struggle to come to terms with their past, and we ask ourselves, when we find each other, are we trying to recapture someone we once lost?

by Craig Lucas
Adele is an aspiring painter with three complicated lovers: Bill, Mala, and alcohol. Over the course of fifteen years,  Ode to Joy  follows Adele as she attempts to navigate the tumult, heartbreak, and ultimate redemption of both the relationship with these lovers, and with herself. A vulnerable exploration of the interplay between art, love, and addiction,  Ode to Joy  is an affecting new play from renowned playwright Craig Lucas.

by Robert O'Hara
A dual volume from the imaginative and innovative mind of Robert O'Hara,  Barbeque  and 
Bootycandy  are both   plays that eagerly dispose of traditional play structure while simultaneously relishing in the medium's inherent theatricality. Both of these subversive, uproarious plays crash headlong into the intersection of family confrontation and self-actualization, reminding us of the fine, fuzzy line between pain and pleasure.

These fabulous new titles come from our Partner Publishers
-- all of whom are distributed by TCG and can be found in our online bookstore .
King Lear in Brooklyn from Oberon Books is Michael Pennington's account of playing the infamous king in 2014 . Kenneth Branagh describes the book as "a page turning artistic journey to an undiscovered country on the map, and in the mind. It brings with it all the touchingly complex humanity that the author finds in King Lear itself... I thoroughly recommend it."

An Incomprehensible Mother Tongue is a new release from Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publicatio ns.  This volume contains two new American translations of works by Valère Novarina, one of the major voices in avant-garde theatre of the past forty years.
Fleabag  fro m Nick Hern Bo oks  is a  rip-roaring account of some sort of female living her sort of life.  Phoebe Waller-Bridge's debut play is an outrageously funny monologue for a female performer. It premiered at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, performed by Phoebe herself, before transferring to Soho Theatre, Lo ndon, for several successful runs, followed by a UK tour. In 2016 it was turned into a wildly successful and "utterly riveting" ( Guardian ) BBC television series, available on Amazon Video!
TCG  Bestsellers
(September 2016) 

by Stephen Karam

3.   A Tempest
by Aime Cesaire

4.   The Flick
by Annie Baker

5.   The Viewpoints Book
by Anne Bogart and Tina Landau

6.   Water by the Spoonful
by Quiara Alegría Hudes

7. Love and Information
by Caryl Churchill

8.   Doubt
by John Patrick Shanley

9.   John
by Annie Baker

by Suzan-Lori Parks

TCG Titles Currently in Production

Outside Mullingar
 by John Patrick Shanley,
TheatreWorks  (CA)

The Model Apartment  by Donald Margulies, 
  Geffen Playhouse  (CA)

Shipwrecked!  by Donald Margulies, 

August: Osage County  by Tracy Letts,  Capital Stage Company   (CA)

The Piano Lesson  by August Wilson,  Hartford Stage  (CT)

Jitney  by August Wilson,   Penumbra Theatre Company   (MN)

Jitney  by August Wilson,  Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park   (OH)

The River  by Jez Butterworth,  Quantum Theatre  (PA)

Ruined  by Lynn Nottage,   Bishop Arts Theatre Center  (TX)

John  by Annie Baker, 

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Named "Genius"

Soon-to-be-published TCG author Branden Jacobs-Jenkins recently received a 2016 MacArthur "Genius" Grant. Keep an eye out for TCG's upcoming anthology of his work, Appropriate and Other Plays.

Playwrights and Politics

In this tumultuous election season, no one is immune to the strain and stress of not knowing what lies ahead for the United States -- including playwrights. You can listen to Sarah Ruhl's take on it here in "The Scene," a Clyde Fitch Report podcast. Another dramatist, Richard Nelson, has decided this election is so fraught, he wrote a four-part play cycle on the topic. 

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