The Four of Us
Washington Post Preview: An illuminating look at Itamar Moses's 'The Four of Us' at Theater J
January 20–February 21, 2010
By Itamar Moses
Directed by Daniel DeRaey
When Ben’s first novel vaults him into literary stardom, his best friend David, a struggling playwright, is thrilled for his newfound success...or is he? This poignant play explores the nature of friendship, memory and what happens when your dreams come true—for your best friend.
Four of Us Video
Reviews and accolades for The Four of Us:
“Confidently tackles the tale of friendship stressed by success” - Washington Post
"Witty, engaging" - Washington City Paper
“It’s about the people we were and the people we are now and who we are becoming as we achieve success and we get everything we said we wanted” – Trey Graham, Around Town
“It’s sweet and funny… Just beautifully acted” - Jane Horwtiz, Around Town
About the playwright, Itamar Moses, A few in-depth questions from an article in NY Magazine:
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
I write for a few hours first thing in the morning, before I shower even, wearing clothes from the previous day, so that I can get as much done as possible before my brain turns on and stops me, by filling with doubt, brooding about the past, or coming up with ideas for things I can do with the rest of my day; I spend the rest of my day doing those things.
What's hanging above your sofa?
There are actually three sofas in my living room. One of my housemates is, among other things, a freelance paleontological illustrator, which means he draws dinosaurs, so over two of the sofas are enormous framed pencil drawings of dinosaurs. Over the third sofa are three paintings he did of a park in New Haven, Connecticut. Above which are several more framed drawings of dinosaurs. They're actually everywhere. I am not joking. I'd be willing to bet that my house contains the largest private collection of dinosaur art in the world. For what possible reason would anyone have more?
How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
I never spend more than $50, but you'd have to look at my hair to determine if that really answers your question.
For these and other various insights into our playwright, you can click on the following links:
New York Magazine
Los Angeles Times
Doollee.com (A Complete Guide to Playwrights and their Plays)