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Gruesome Playground Injuries - 2011 - Off-Broadway

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.


Second Stage Theatre

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

Gruesome Playground Injuries Off-Broadway Cast


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.
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.
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.