New from TCG Books: He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box and Other Plays

By Erin Salvi posted 11-17-2020 16:22


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 17, 2020 || CONTACT: Corinna Schulenburg: | 212-609-5941

New from TCG Books
He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box and Other Plays
by Adrienne Kennedy

NEW YORK, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box and Other Plays by Adrienne Kennedy. He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box received its world premiere at Theatre for a New Audience in New York in the winter of 2018.

He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box is shaped like the shimmering and original scripts that made Kennedy’s name in the 1960s and have kept her in a place of her own in the New York theater scene ever since.” —Hilton Als, New Yorker

In her first new work in over a decade, Adrienne Kennedy traces the story of an interracial love affair in the 1940s, doomed by the devastating effects of segregation. This volume also includes the plays Etta and Ella on the Upper West Side and Mom, How Did You Meet the Beatles? (co-written with Adam P. Kennedy).

“In He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box the landscape is as ugly as it is beautiful, its filigree shaped from barbed wire…Only Tennessee Williams summons a cultural past with such a plangent mix of rhapsody and disgust.” —Ben Brantley, New York Times

Adrienne Kennedy has been a force in American theater since the early 1960s. She is a three-time Obie Award winner for Funnyhouse of a Negro (1964), June and Jean in Concert (1996), and Sleep Deprivation Chamber (1996), and she is the recipient of an Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement. Ms. Kennedy was inducted into The Theater Hall of Fame in 2018.

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) exists to strengthen, nurture, and promote professional theatre in the U.S. and globally. Since its founding in 1961, TCG’s constituency has grown from a handful of groundbreaking theatres to over 700 Member Theatres and affiliate organizations and nearly 10,000 Individual Members. Through its Core Values of Activism, Artistry, Diversity, and Global Citizenship, TCG advances a better world for theatre and a better world because of theatre. TCG offers its members networking and knowledge-building opportunities through research, communications, and events, including the annual TCG National Conference, one of the largest nationwide gatherings of theatre people; awards grants and scholarships, approximately $2 million per year, to theatre companies and individual artists; advocates on the federal level; and through the Global Theater Initiative, TCG's partnership with the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, serves as the U.S. Center of the International Theatre Institute. TCG is North America’s largest independent trade publisher of dramatic literature, with 17 Pulitzer Prizes for Drama on the TCG booklist. It also publishes the award-winning American Theatre magazine and ARTSEARCH®, the essential source for a career in the arts. In all of its endeavors, TCG seeks to increase the organizational efficiency of its Member Theatres, cultivate and celebrate the artistic talent and achievements of the field, and promote a larger public understanding of, and appreciation for, the

He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box and Other Plays

By Adrienne Kennedy

144 pages

November 2020






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