Winner of 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, FAIRVIEW is a bold and disarmingly funny play that serves as “a glorious reminder of the unmatched power of live theater to rattle, roil, and shake us wide awake.” (The New York Times). When the play opens, we meet the Frasiers, a seemingly typical, middle class Black American family trying desperately to make everything perfect for Grandma’s birthday celebration. But not too far into the festivities, we see the Frasiers’ story through a whole new lens, leading to one of the most outrageous and jaw-dropping endings in theatre history.
RUN TIME: Approx. one hour and forty-five minutes with no intermission.
CONTENT ADVISORY: Fairview contains adult content & language, racism and racial slurs, and some violence.
This summer, Pascale Florestal, director of Fairview, answered some questions about this Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, her artistic inspirations, and her previous phenomenal productions at SpeakEasy. Check out the interview below! Fairview as a play is famously hard to talk about without giving …
SpeakEasy Stage Company is the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion Resident Theatre Company at the Boston Center for the Arts. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events.