The Haunting Intimacy of 'John'

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Georgia Engel, Christopher Abbott and Lois Smith in Annie Baker's play 'John.' Georgia Engel, Christopher Abbott and Lois Smith in Annie Baker's play 'John.' (Matthew Murphy)

Annie Baker won the Pulitzer Prize in 2014 for her play "The Flick," which has been restaged this summer at the Barrow Street Theatre. But Baker also has a new play concurrently on the boards called simply "John," and presented by the Signature Theatre Company.

The drama tells the story of a young couple with relationship problems who the week after Thanksgiving pay a visit to a rather odd bed and breakfast in Gettysburg, Penn. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood lets us know if "John" is worth the trip to the theater.

The production plays through Sept. 6 at the Pershing Square Signature Center.

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