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Second Stage Theatre (New York, NY)
307 West 43rd Street (at 8th Avenue)


Tuesday at 7pm
Wednesday & Saturday at 2pm and 8pm
Thursday & Friday and 8pm
Sunday at 3pm

Time Change:
February 2-4: 7pm

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The dark romantic saga, GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, explores the cost of wounded friendships. Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together.

BWW Interviews: Gruesome Playground Injuries' Jennifer CarpenterBWW Interviews: Gruesome Playground Injuries' Jennifer Carpenter
by Gabrielle Sierra - February 21, 2011

Jennifer Carpenter is best known for her TV role as Debra Morgan on Dexter. She has also graced the big screen as Emily Rose in The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and as the lead role in the 2008 horror movie Quarantine. (more...)

Review - Gruesome Playground Injuries: Glad To Be Unhappy
by Ben Peltz - February 4, 2011

The New York stage is often a haven for self-destructive couples on display, but rarely is that self-destruction so bluntly in view as in Rajiv Joseph's intriguing Gruesome Playground Injuries.  The work of this imaginative playwright, who'll be making his Broadway debut later this season with his Pulitzer finalist, A Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, grows more interesting with each new piece to hit town and director Scott Ellis' darkly funny Second Stage production is terrifically unsettling. (more...)

Photo Coverage: GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES Opens Off-BroadwayPhoto Coverage: GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES Opens Off-Broadway
by Walter McBride - February 1, 2011

Second Stage Theatre opened the New York premiere of Rajiv Joseph's Gruesome Playground Injuries featuring Pablo Schreiber and Jennifer Carpenter. Scott Ellis directs the production, which began previews on January 5, 2011. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the opening and brings you photo coverage below. (more...)