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Grasses of a Thousand Colors - 2013 - Off-Broadway

Shawn's most outlandish work to date, GRASSES OF A THOUSAND COLORS, is a disturbing and anomalously beautiful play that explores the role of human beings in nature and the role of nature in human beings, sexuality being as Shawn says, 'nature's most obvious footprint in the human soul.' The play's central character is a doctor who believes he has solved world hunger when he figures out how to rejigger the metabolisms of animals to tolerate eating their own kind. This has unexpected consequences. The play tells a story about the doctor, his wife, and his lovers, that is also a story about human beings and animals and the planet we live on.


Public Theater [Susan Stein Shiva Theater]

(New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street

Grasses of a Thousand Colors Off-Broadway Cast


by Jennifer Broski - October 29, 2013
The Public Theater just opened The Foundry Theatre's GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN by Bertolt Brechton, and the American premiere of GRASSES OF A THOUSAND COLORS last night, October 29. With a translation by John Willett and directed by Lear deBessonet, GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN will run through Sunday, November 24. GRASSES OF A THOUSAND COLORS will run through Sunday, November 24.
by Michael Dale - October 28, 2013
Wallace Shawn spends most of his three and a half hour play talking about his penis. I'm not exaggerating.