You Got Older


WINNER! 2 2015 OBIE Awards!
4 2015 Drama Desk Nominations!

October 29-November 22, 2014


HERE Arts Center
145 6th Ave, New York, NY


Reed Birney
Brooke Bloom
William Jackson Harper
Keilly McQuail
Michael Schantz
Ted Schneider
Miriam Silverman


Set Designer: Daniel Zimmerman
Costume Designer: Ásta Bennie Hostetter
Lighting Designer: Russell Champa
Composer & Sound Designer: Daniel Kluger
Production Stage Manager: Sonja Thorson
Fight Director: Jeff Barry
Props Designer: Deb Gaouette
Production Manager: Dennis O’Leary-Gullo
General Manager: Brierpatch Productions
Casting: Jack Doulin and Sharky
Press Representative: Matt Ross Public Relations


Mae returns home to help take care of Dad and — maybe (a little) — herself. Written by 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellow Clare Barron, directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman, and featuring Tony Award nominee Reed Birney (Casa Valentina, “House of Cards”) and Brooke Bloom (Somewhere Fun, “Louie”), You Got Older is a tender and darkly comic new play about family, illness, and cowboys — and how to remain standing when everything you know comes crashing down around you.


THE NEW YORK TIMES: The First One Home to Care for Dad Gets to Unpack the Most Baggage
“[Barron's] play... blends off-beat, sometimes raunchy comedy into a slowly fused drama...Mr. Birney gives a typically sterling performance of submerged warmth and simplicity.”

Five Stars! Critics' Pick!
"Clare Barron's extraordinary YOU GOT OLDER moved me as few new plays have. Like a great short story, it succeeds through details that, under Anne Kauffman’s impeccable direction, coalesce with a force all the stronger for their subtlety." Brooke Bloom is "terrific", Reed Birney "masterfully gentle", and "there are moments in this play I know I won't forget."

"This terrific new play by Clare Barron, directed by Anne Kauffman for Page 73, offers a hilarious and painfully affecting blend of oddball dialogue, beautifully observed family dynamics, and a preoccupation with the weird ways of the body."


THE NEW YORK TIMES: Turned On By Writing and Cowboys
An interview with Clare Barron.

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