You Got Older

YOU GOT OLDER By Clare Barron

A Staged Reading at Studio 217, 217 S. Michigan

September 13 at 2:00pm and September 14 at 7:30pm

$7.00 per person

The First One Home to Care for Dad Gets to Unpack the Most Baggage

In this bold and brutal new comedy, Mae returns to her childhood home to help take care of Dad and — maybe (a little) — herself. You Got Older is a tender and darkly comic new play about family, illness, and cowboys — and how to remain standing when everything you know comes crashing down around you.

Just under 2 hours with no intermission.  Contains adult themes, alcohol, strong language and reference to nudity.

WINNER – 2015 Obie Award for Playwriting and Performance

THE KILROYS LIST – 1st Place – 2015
FINALIST – 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

NOMINEE – 2015 4 Drama Desk Awards including Best Play


“Five Stars! Critics’ Pick! Clare Barron’s extraordinary YOU GOT OLDER moved me as few new plays have. Like a great short story, it succeeds through details that…coalesce with a force all the stronger for their subtlety…there are moments in this play I know I won’t forget.”Time Out New York

“[Barron’s] play… blends off-beat, sometimes raunchy comedy into a slowly fused drama…” –The New York Times

“This terrific new play by Clare Barron…offers a hilarious and painfully affecting blend of oddball dialogue, beautifully observed family dynamics, and a preoccupation with the weird ways of the body… Barron’s special genius lies in the deep dividends she derives from small talk.” –The New Yorker

“…the bold young playwright [Clare Barron] blends fantasy with a level of brutal candor that few would even dare to bring into conversation with their closest relations. Yet in Barron’s boundaryless world…[she] uses her unique voice to build a quirky and sincerely touching family story.” – Theatre Mania

Clare Barron

Clare Barron grew up in Wenatchee, Washington. Her plays include You Got Older (HERE/P73) Baby Screams Miracle (Clubbed Thumb Summerworks); Solar Plexus (Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Marathon of One-Act Plays); and a boy put this girl in a cage with a dog and the dog killed the girl (developed at The Atlantic Center for the Arts, Colt Coeur, and The Bushwick Starr). She is the 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellow. She is a member of Youngblood at EST and a recipient of an EST/Sloan grant to develop Old Four Legs – a play about a prehistoric fish. She is also an actor and has appeared in Target Margin’s Uncle Vanya and The Tempest in NYC, and Masrah Ensemble’s Arabic-English production of Mud in Beirut, Lebanon. Most recently she appeared in The Consultant (Long Wharf Theater) written by Writer/Director Lab alumna Heidi Schreck.

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