Plenty of plays have milked the odd-couple premise, and at first it looks as if steven dietz’s “lonely planet,” which had its new york premiere in 1994 and is now being revived by the keen . Lonely planet steven dietz author bio(s) when jody needs to take an aids test, carl tries to convince him it is not only okay to leave the store but also that . In its first london revival, steven dietz’s play is still moving, funny and heartfelt 25 years after its release, writes arun kakar first premiering in illinois’s northlight theatre in 1993, lonely planet is the most widely performed work of steven dietz, eighth on the list of most produced american playwrights – equal to tennessee williams and edward albee. The portrayal of friendship through carl and jody in the lonely planet by steven dietz jody and carl the eccentric gadabout to jodys cerebral by midway through steven dietzs 1993 two-hander lonely lonely planet 2 male.
In a surprising revival, steven dietz’s “lonely planet” sings anew of the aids epidemic through the relationship between jody, a gay man in his forties who owns a map shop in an unnamed . By steven dietz oct 15 - nov 2, 2014 sharp direction, lonely planet is the least campaign that resulted in a permanent home for kitchen theatre company . Like the american city where steven dietz's “lonely planet” takes place, the disease paralyzing the gay community with fear remains unnamed in the powerful and moving production of the award . Lonely planet is a two character play written by steven dietz the play tells the story of jody and carl, .
While carl is able to see beyond the confines of jody’s map store, jody refuses to acknowledge what’s happening outside in lonely planet , playwright steven dietz. New repertory theatre and boston center for american performance team up to commemorate the 25th anniversary of steven dietz's lonely planet, a story of friendship, loss, and hope during the . New rep's 'statements after an arrest' and 'lonely planet' leave you weary and open-hearted matches well with steven dietz’s 1993 aids drama “lonely planet,” also intense and very much a .
When steven dietz wrote lonely planet in 1993, the world was in the 12th year of the aids crisis, we didn’t have an effective drug regimen, and we were still mired in the belief that it was a “gay”. “lonely planet,” the lovely 1994 dramedy by steven dietz, takes a quieter path, but it can still break hearts metrostage has produced a sterling revival of it that runs through june 17. While carl is able to see beyond the confines of jody’s map store, jody refuses to acknowledge what’s happening in lonely planet, playwright steven dietz crafts a humorous and touching play about friendship, loss, and hope. Steven dietz' lonely planet is a two-character, two-act play in which the bonds of friendship between two gay men are stretched, snapped, reformed, and revisited in the setting of a map shop in an unnamed american city. Albuquerque, nm — although the once-dreaded acronyms hiv and aids are not mentioned, “lonely planet” (1993) by steven dietz is a product of the aids epidemic of the 1980s when diagnosis of .
By steven dietz | read reviews lonely lonely planet the two realize how grateful they are to have such a strong lasting friendship jody finally leaves the . By steven dietz directed by ian lonely planet is a wonderfully moving, funny and intimate play that focuses on the friendship between jody, a cautious and . He’s not kidding: by midway through steven dietz’s 1993 two-hander lonely planet, which opened in a keen company revival off-broadway on october 19, the stage of the clurman theatre looks like .
Or for more immediate evidence, there is steven dietz's lonely planet, which was first produced in new york last year by the barrow group and has now been revived, with the same actors and . In an unnamed american city in the early 1980s during the aids epidemic, a gay man in his 40s named jody owns a map store a friend of his, carl, a gay man in his 30s, is a frequent visitor to the store carl starts putting chairs in the store, and after jody argues with carl about it, he learns . Lonely planetarnie burton, matt mcgrath photo by carol rosegg mr dietz’s play was written in 1994 during the midst of the aids epidemic and we slowly realized that jody and carl’s friends are succumbing to the disease. At jody's maps the world is laid out for those who would try to travel it, or maybe just understand it, according to the individual concept of the mapmaker and the purpose of the presentation .