counterfeited once for your disport
Men's joy and sorrow; but our day has passed.
We pray you pardon all where we fell short—
Seeing we were your servants to this last.
Rudyard Kipling, Actors
is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of such seminal plays
of our time as Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo,
Oleanna, and Speed-the- Plow. His A
Life in the Theatre takes us into the lives of two actors;
one young and rising into the first full flush of his success;
the other older, anxious, and beginning to wane. In a
series of short, spare, and increasingly raw exchanges, we see
the estrangement of youth from age and the wider, inevitable,
endlessly cyclical rhythm of the world.