What Do Critics Think of Annie Baker’s The Antipodes?

The Verdict   What Do Critics Think of Annie Baker’s The Antipodes?
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright returns to the Signature Theatre Off-Broadway with her newest work.
Josh Hamilton Joan Marcus

The world premiere of The Antipodes, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker, officially opened April 23 at the Signature Theatre. Following the acclaimed production of John, the playwright returns to the Off-Broadway theatre with her newest work, which is set in a writers’ room for an ambitious television project.

Directed by Lila Neugebauer, The Antipodes began performances April 4 and has been extended three times, now playing through June 4. Performances take place in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, located at 480 West 42nd Street, New York.

The cast is made up of Phillip James Brannon (Tiny Beautiful Things), Josh Charles (The Good Wife), Josh Hamilton (Madam Secretary), Danny Mastrogiorgio (Gotham), Danny McCarthy (Prison Break), Emily Cass McDonnell (Mercury Fur), Brian Miskell (The Flick), Will Patton (Fool For Love), and Nicole Rodenburg (Venus in Fur).

Read reviews for the debut production below:

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Entertainment Weekly (Joe McGovern)

The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

The Los Angeles Times (Charles McNulty)

The New York Times (Ben Brantley)

New York Magazine (Jesse Green)

The Stage (Mark Shenton)

Time Out New York (David Cote)

Variety (Marilyn Stasio)

Scroll through production photos below:

The creative team includes Laura Jellinek (scenic design), Kaye Voyce (costume design), Tyler Micoleau (lighting design), and Bray Poor (sound design). Laura Smith is the production stage manager. Casting is by Telsey + Company.

To purchase tickets call Ticket Services at (212) 244-7529 or visit SignatureTheatre.org.


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