Swing State Off-Broadway

Swing State 2023

Ages: 14+
Opened: September 17, 2023
Closing: October 28, 2023

Swing State - 2023 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Minetta Lane Theatre
16 Minetta Lane New York, NY 10012

Evenings on the prairie are relatively quiet for Peg, a recently widowed woman in rural Wisconsin who still cooks for two. Which doesn’t go to waste whenever Ryan, a dear friend with a troubled past, pays her a visit. However, after noticing her husband’s toolbox is missing, she places a call to the local authorities—unwittingly setting off a series of events that will forever reverberate through the small community. In a divided country where the lines separating family, friend, and foe have been further blurred in the wake of a global pandemic, Tony Award® winner Robert Falls and Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman masterfully unweave a complex, humanistic yarn the Chicago Sun-Times calls "an engrossing work of intense melancholy, filled with sympathy for its characters, and for the country."


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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR Swing State

‘Swing State’ Review: Small-Town Drama Shows Heartbreak in the Heartland
7 / 10

One caveat I have is the final scene, a de rigueur resolution after a punishing climax which borders on pat. Tragedies can end at an unbearable apex of sorrow or offer a healing postscript. In his pre-pandemic shocker Greater Clements, Samuel D. Hunter went with the former. Sweat (2015), by Lynn Nottage, ended in grimness but with a glimmer of shared humanity. Gilman comes down solidly for forgiveness and closure (there’s even a joke related to cremains and seeds). I didn’t entirely buy it tonally (despite tender performances) and it left a bland aftertaste, but I will admit: if the choice is between giving up or going on, we should arc toward hope.

'Swing State' review — a dramatic pendulum swing of hope and despair
8 / 10

Gilman’s drama takes audiences on a wayward chase through the pits and peaks of humanity to find the culprit. Like the dwindling prairie land, of which there is only four percent remaining in the U.S., the characters in the play must learn to fight the droughts and fires of life in order to regrow and survive.

Video: Audible Theater Celebrates Opening Night of SWING STATE
by Opening Night - September 20, 2023


Audible Theater’s New York premiere of the acclaimed Goodman Theatre production of Swing State, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman is now open off-Broadway! BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night and we taking you behind the scenes of the festivities in this video.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of Audible Theater's SWING STATE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 18, 2023


Check out photos from opening night of Audible Theater’s New York premiere of the acclaimed Goodman Theatre production of Swing State.

Review Roundup: Audible Theater's SWING STATE Opens Off-Broadway
by Stephi Wild - September 18, 2023


Audible Theater’s New York premiere of The Goodman Theatre production of Swing State officially opened on September 17 at Audible’s Minetta Lane Theatre. Read the reviews for Swing State here!

Audible Theater's New York Premiere of SWING STATE to Begin Previews Tomorrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 7, 2023


Audible Theater’s New York premiere of the Goodman Theatre production of Swing State, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman begins previews this week. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Interview: Bubba Weiler on How SWING STATE is 'Taking the Temperature of America Right Now'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 11, 2023


BroadwayWorld interviewed Bubba Weiler to discuss the excitement of bringing the world premiere of 'Swing State' to New York audiences.

Get Discount Tickets to Audible Theater's SWING STATE
by Team BWW - July 14, 2023


Audible Inc. will soon present New York premiere of the acclaimed Goodman Theatre production of Swing State, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman (The Glory of Living, Spinning Into Butter, Boy Gets Girl) and directed by Tony Award winner Robert Falls (Death of a Salesman). There's never been a better time to snag discounted tickets!

Swing State FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long has Swing State been running Off-Broadway?
Swing State opened at the Minetta Lane Theatre on Sunday Sep 17, 2023 and has now been running for 1 month.

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Swing State - 2023 Off-Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2024 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play Bubba Weiler
2024 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Lighting Design of a Play Eric Southern
2024 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Play Rebecca Gilman
2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Direction of a Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway) Robert Falls
2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Performer in an Off-Broadway Play Bubba Weiler
2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Lead Performer in an Off-Broadway Play Mary Beth Fisher
2024 The Lortels Outstanding Featured Performer in a Play Bubba Weiler
2023 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Performer in an Off-Broadway Play Bubba Weiler

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