Omnium Gatherum (play)

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Omnium Gatherum is a play written in 2003 by Theresa Rebeck and Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros. It was one of three finalists for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.[1]

Omnium Gatherum premiered in March 2003 at the Humana Festival in Louisville, Kentucky.[2] It then opened off-Broadway in New York City at the Variety Arts Theatre in September 2003[3] and had its west coast premiere at ACT Theatre in Seattle, Washington in October 2003.[4]

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A sophisticated and sometimes surreal dinner party in Manhattan becomes a sounding board for a variety of cultural icons as they pontificate and argue about capitalism, terrorism, popular culture, feminism, food, wealth, heroism, morality, Eastern meditation, Star Trek, and justice. The conversation veers from comedy to realism to satire and ends in chaos. Over it all hangs the shadow of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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