visiting mr. green
Since its year-long run
at New York's 499-seat Union
Square Theatre, Jeff Baron's play
has been
translated into 23
languages
, with over 500
productions in 46 countries

AWARDS INCLUDE:

- Drama League (NYC), Best Play
nominee

-
Greek Theatre Awards, Best Play

-
Moliere Awards (PARIS), Best Play
nominee

- Turkish Theatre Awards, Best Play

-
Israeli Theatre Awards, Best Play

-
Mexico Theatre Awards, Best Play

-
Inthega Prize (Germany), Best
Touring Play

- A.C.E., Clarin (Argentina),
Best
Foreign Play nominee

- Kulturpreis Europa

- Florencio Prize (Uruguay), Best
Foreign Play

- Numerous Best Actor Awards
worldwide

-
Complete production history
"A crotchety old widower survives his loneliness by clinging to religious rules.  A successful
young man insulates himself against his isolation by burying his emotions and focusing on his
career.

Their paths would have been unlikely to cross. Then the young man almost drives into the
widower and is charged with reckless driving.  A community service sentence, in the form of
regular visits to Mr. Green, has been imposed.  Both resent being forced together.

In Visiting Mr. Green, Baron presents the perfect balance of giving the impression of
weightlessness while making some profound observations.  A play that is revelatory of
character with almost every word spoken, it also has an aura of familiarity - you may not have
known these two men, but you have known someone, somewhere that is like some aspect of
each of them.

Run, don't walk, to visit Mr. Green. This show is not to be missed."
                                        
                                              -Ottawa review by Iris Winston    
                
An elderly Manhattanite has retreated from life after his wife's death, and he's letting himself and
his apartment go to ruin. Then chance brings a younger man -- lonely too but instinctively
nurturing -- into his life.  In the soul-searching moments that follow, the men sort through family
and social issues: children who don't grow up according to parents' plans, the value of tradition
versus the benefit of rethinking old rules, and the absurdity of pushing love away if it doesn't
conform to certain conditions.     - Daryl H. Miller, Los Angeles Times