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by Nick Payne Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 16, 2014)

"A singular astonishment." —John Lahr, The New Yorker

One relationship. Infinite possibilities.

In the beginning Marianne and Roland meet at a party. They go for a drink, or perhaps they don't. They fall madly...

Three Plays

by Derek Walcott Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

The three plays in this collection form a triptych--the central play, a farce, is flanked by two dramas. Together they span the last four decades of Trinidad's social and political history, beginning, in The...

The Odyssey

by Homer & Derek Walcott Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

With its inspired counterpointing of Homeric and Caribbean themes, Derek Walcott's new play, commissioned by Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, springs from the same imaginative sources as his epic poem Omeros...

The Joker of Seville and O Babylon!

by Derek Walcott Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

Since 1959, Derek Walcott has directed and written for the Trinidad Theatre Workshop. The Joker of Seville, a comedy based on Tirso de Molina's El Burlador de Sevilla, was commissioned by England's Royal Shakespeare...

Dream on Monkey Mountain and Other Plays

by Derek Walcott Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

On a Caribbean island, the morning after a full moon, Felix Hobain tears through the market in a drunken rage. Taken away to sober up in jail, all that night he is gripped by hallucinations: the impoverished...


Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1999

by Margaret Edson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 20, 2014)

Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, and the Oppenheimer Award

Margaret Edson's...

O Starry Starry Night

by Derek Walcott Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 18, 2014)

Two masterful artists—Gauguin and van Gogh—come alive in a vibrant drama about friendship, art, and madness

Two painters—Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh—are living together in the sleepy town of Arles...

The Burial at Thebes

by Sophocles & Seamus Heaney Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 13, 2014)

Sophocles' play, first staged in the fifth century B.C., stands as a timely exploration of the conflict between those who affirm the individual's human rights and those who must protect the state's security....

A Steady Rain

by Keith Huff Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 06, 2013)

Joey and Denny have been best friends since kindergarten, and after working together for several years as policemen in Chicago, they are practically family: Joey helps out with Denny's wife and kids; Denny keeps...

The Columnist

by David Auburn Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 24, 2012)

A new play from the Pulitzer- and Tony Award–winning author of Proof, coming to Broadway this April

In midcentury America, newspaper columnists are kings—and Joseph Alsop wears the biggest crown. Joe sits...

If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet

by Nick Payne Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 19, 2013)

Fifteen-year-old Anna is bullied by her classmates for being overweight. Her mother, Fiona, decides to transfer her to the school where she teaches, but that only makes things worse. Anna's father, George, is...

Alice in Bed

by Susan Sontag Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 01, 1993)

Alice in Bed is a free dramatic fantasy which merges the life of Alice James, the brilliant sister of William and Henry James, with the heroine of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. It is a play about the...

Soul of a Whore and Purvis

by Denis Johnson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 05, 2012)

Two plays—hilarious and searing in equal measure—by one of our most essential and original authors

In his poetry, short stories, novels, and plays, the National Book Award-winning author Denis Johnson has...

Kaspar and Other Plays

by Peter Handke & Michael Roloff Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 01, 1970)

Kaspar, Peter Handke's first full-length drama--hailed in Europe as "the play of the decade" and compared in importance to Waiting for Godot--is the story of an autistic adolescent who finds himself at a complete...

Clybourne Park

Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2011

by Bruce Norris Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 16, 2011)

Clybourne Park spans two generations fifty years apart. In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bedroom at a bargain price, unknowingly bringing the first black family into the neighborhood (borrowing...


by Lisa D'Amour Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 13, 2011)

In a "first ring" suburb outside a midsize American city, Ben and Mary fire up the grill to welcome the new neighbors who've moved into the long-empty house next door. The fledgling friendship soon veers out...

Short Eyes

by Miguel Piñero & Marvin Felix Camillo Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2011)

Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award

This powerful drama of prison life is set in a house of detention where a group of young convicts-predominantly black and Puerto Rican-taunt, fight, insult, and...

Spinning into Butter

by Rebecca Gilman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2011)

Set on a college campus in Vermont, Spinning into Butter is a new play by a major young American playwright that explores the dangers of both racism and political correctness in America today in a manner that...

Fat Pig

by Neil LaBute Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 29, 2004)

Cow. Slob. Pig. How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to...

I Am My Own Wife

Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2004

by Doug Wright Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 09, 2004)

I Am My Own Wife is the winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

From the Obie Award-winning author of Quills comes this acclaimed one-man show, which explores the astonishing true story of Charlotte von...


by Adam Rapp Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 10, 2002)

"Fifteen years ago I killed my sister."

So begins Adam Rapp's highly acclaimed play Nocturne, in which a 32-year-old former piano prodigy recounts the tragic events that tore his family apart.

With a keen eye...

Boy Gets Girl

by Rebecca Gilman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2011)

What is a stalker? And what kind of life can a woman lead when she knows she is being followed, obsessively and perhaps dangerously, by one?

This is the dilemma facing Theresa Bedell, a reporter in New York,...

An Oresteia

by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides & Anne Carson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 31, 2009)

A Bold, Iconoclastic New Look at One of the Great Works of Greek Tragedy

In this innovative rendition of The Oresteia, the poet, translator, and essayist Anne Carson combines three different visions—Aischylos'...

The History Boys: A Play

by Alan Bennett Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 04, 2006)

"A play of depth as well as dazzle, intensely moving as well as thought-provoking and funny." The Daily Telegraph

An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form (or senior) boys in a British boys' school are,...

Stone Cold Dead Serious

by Adam Rapp Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 18, 2004)

Recent plays from "one of the more daring young stylists working today" (David Cote, Time Out New York)

Adam Rapp's plays have captivated audiences across the country with their unflinching explorations of the...

Reasons to Be Pretty

by Neil LaBute Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 24, 2008)

In Reasons to Be Pretty, Greg's tight-knit social circle is thrown into turmoil when his offhand remarks about a female coworker's pretty face and his own girlfriend Steph's lack thereof get back to Steph. But...

The Metal Children

by Adam Rapp Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 13, 2010)

In small-town America, a young adult novel about teen pregnancy is banned by the local school board, igniting a fierce and violent debate over abortion, religious beliefs, and modern feminism. Its directionless...

Three Plays

by Mario Vargas Llosa & David Graham-Young Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2010)

In these three plays—each introduced by the author—Mario Vargas Llosa, the internationally acclaimed novelist and a cultural and political figure in Peru, explores the complexities of Peruvian society and...

Essential Self-Defense

by Adam Rapp Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 20, 2007)

In Essential Self-Defense, disgruntled misfit Yul Carroll takes a job as an attack dummy in a women's self-defense class and finds himself mysteriously drawn to Sadie, the repressed bookworm mercilessly honing...

Spring Awakening

by Frank Wedekind & Jonathan Franzen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 27, 2010)

First performed in Germany in 1906, Frank Wedekind's controversial play Spring Awakening closed after one night in New York in 1917 amid charges of obscenity and public outrage. For the better part of the twentieth...

The Habit of Art

by Alan Bennett Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 14, 2010)

Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend, W. H. Auden. During this imagined meeting, their first in...

The Ride Across Lake Constance and Other Plays

by Peter Handke Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 01, 1976)

This volume of Handke's plays includes two full-length and four shorter plays by the young Austrian playwright. The first of the full-length plays, The Ride Across Lake Constance, is one of Handke's best-known...

The Story of the Lake

by Laura Chester Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2011)

At the turn of the century, Nogowogotoc Lake was considered the Newport of the Midwest, where some of the most affluent families from Milwaukee and Chicago spent their summers in luxurious "cottages" at the...

Spring Awakening

by Frank Wedekind & Ted Hughes Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 15, 1996)

This version of Frank Wedekind's extraordinary play Spring Awakening was specially commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The themes it addresses and the sheer energy of the writing make this masterpiece...

Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice Always Wins

by Nick Flynn Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 08, 2008)

In this first play from the award-winning memoirist and poet Nick Flynn, four strangers meet during a blackout on a New York City sidewalk. Gideon finds himself locked out of his apartment, stranded on the street...


by Jon Robin Baitz Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 10, 2018)

A play centering on the tensions between a political demagogue and the tailor who makes his suit

In his Upper East Side atelier, a bespoke tailor, Anselm Kassar, is persuaded by the vulgar real estate mogul turned...

The Cure at Troy

by Seamus Heaney Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 28, 2014)

The Cure at Troy is Seamus Heaney's version of Sophocles' Philoctetes. Written in the fifth century BC, this play concerns the predicament of the outcast hero, Philoctetes, whom the Greeks marooned on the island...

What Ever

by Heather Woodbury Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 17, 2003)

"May be the nearest thing to an American Ulysses . . . wildly funny and infinitely sad."

—Fintan O'Toole, The Irish times

Focusing on the lives of more than a dozen characters—among them the Oregon rave boy...

Lost Lake

by David Auburn Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 03, 2015)

An engrossing new drama from the author of Proof, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award

The lakeside rental cabin Veronica has managed to afford is a far cry from the idyllic getaway she and her children...

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

by David Hare Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 06, 2015)

A stage adaptation of Katherine Boo's National Book Award-winning study of life in a Mumbai slum

India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift...

Humble Boy

by Charlotte Jones Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 10, 2015)

An award-winning new play that has been called "a brilliant latter-day variant on Elsinore in an English country garden blitzed by bees" (Sheridan Morley, The Spectator)

All is not well in the Humble hive. Thirty-five-year-old...