Annie Baker

Annie Baker is an American playwright known for her distinctive voice and naturalistic style. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Books

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  1. 1. John

    The play unfolds in a bed-and-breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where a young couple, Jenny and Elias, arrive to stay over the Thanksgiving weekend. Their relationship is tested by the eerie atmosphere of the B&B, the odd behavior of its peculiar proprietor, Mertis, and the presence of her enigmatic friend, Genevieve. As the weekend progresses, the couple's personal tensions and unresolved issues surface, with the intimate setting and the watchful eyes of the surrounding inanimate objects serving as a backdrop to the unraveling of secrets and the exploration of identity, perception, and the supernatural.

    The 9650th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Aliens

    The play centers around two thirty-something men, Jasper and KJ, who spend their time behind a Vermont coffee shop discussing music, philosophy, and their personal struggles, embodying a sense of aimlessness and lost potential. Their static existence is interrupted when they form an unlikely friendship with Evan, a high school student and employee of the coffee shop. Through their conversations and interactions, the trio explores themes of connection, the search for meaning, and the poignant moments found in the mundanity of everyday life. The narrative unfolds with a quiet intensity, capturing the essence of small-town ennui and the subtle dynamics of male friendship.

    The 10758th Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. The Flick

    The play is a poignant exploration of the lives of three underpaid employees at a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts. As they perform the menial labor of cleaning the theater between screenings, their conversations and interactions reveal the quiet desperation, unspoken dreams, and complex relationships that shape their everyday lives. The narrative unfolds with a deep sense of realism, capturing the subtle dynamics of friendship, the longing for connection, and the struggle to find meaning in the mundanity of daily work. Through its meticulous attention to detail and authentic dialogue, the play offers a window into the lives of ordinary people and the profound truths that lie in the quiet moments of the human experience.

    The 10805th Greatest Book of All Time