Samuel D. Hunter's The Whale, which began as a reading at the Denver Center's New Play Summit in 2011, and was given a world premiere by the company this year -- to glowing reviews (here's mine) -- has been selected by Playwrights Horizons in New York, a theater dedicated to the work of new playwrights, as part of that company's upcoming season.
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"I'm obviously overjoyed that it's making its way to New York," says Hunter, "and so happy the Denver Center gave me such a fantastic world premiere. It allowed me to see what the play was in production, so that now we can build on that.
"Playwrights Horizons--if I could name one theater I'd like to work at, that'd be it. It's really humbling and overwhelming," he says.
The Denver run has been extended; you can see The Whale here until February 25. For ticket information, call 893-4100 or go to www.denvercenter.org.