GLORIA by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins directed by Tyrone Phillips. Feb 18, 2022 - Feb 26, 2022
GLORIA is a dramatic comedy focusing on the lives of working Americans and dynamics in the workplace. The play made its debut Off-Broadway in May 2015. It was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play takes place in modern-day Manhattan. It starts on a normal work day for a group of aspiring writers who are growing tired of the monotony of their desk jobs. Dean stumbles in hungover from a party at the home of the 'office freak', Gloria, the night prior. As the day goes on, everyone goes about their business, though tensions are high with a dispute over who should be allowed to write a story on a deceased singer, and Gloria begins to act stranger than usual. Questions on the reasoning behind going postal and workplace toxicity are posed during the play.