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Travesties is a 1974 play by Sir Tom Stoppard. The play is inspired by the real story of Henry Wilfred Carr. Stoppard's play is centred around Carr, reminiscing about his time in Zurich in 1917. Carr remembers his interactions with James Joyce, Tristan Tzara, and Lenin - all of whom were in Zurich at the same time as Carr. The play won the 1976 Tony Award for Bet Play and the 1976 Evening Standara award for Best Comedy. With a talented cast, and helmed by Olivier Award winner Patrick Marber.
Travesties: The Story
Travesties, a comedy play, takes a look at the dynamics of development of revolutions - be it literary, artistic or political. The play is set in Zurich in 1917 during the First World War. It is the story of Henry Carr, a minor British consular official in Zurich who has distorted memories of having influenced the major revolutions that shaped the 20th century. In a novel plot format, Travesties narrates the story through another play ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ which featured Carr as Algernon. Through the play Carr comments upon the ideologies of James Joyce who wrote the Ulysses, the legendary communist revolutionary Lenin and the creator of avant-garde art Dadaism, Tristan Tzara. The whimsical play explores each of these subjects through Carr in manner that draws both laughs and musings in equal measure!
Travesties was originally performed in 1974 in London. The play was revived in 1993 and ran till September 1994. A second revival ran from September to November 2016 and also ran from February to April 2017.
Travesties will make its Broadway debut on 24th April 2018. The previews will begin March 29th 2018.
In 1976, the play won the Tony Award for the Best Play, the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play, and the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy.
Travesties Review (for previous productions)
"This transfer of the sell-out Menier Chocolate Factory production of Tom Stoppard’s 1974 comedy is an effervescent delight"
- Evening Standard
"this champagne revival of Tom Stoppard's intellectual farce deserves to be a West End hit"
- The Telegraph
About the Show
Know Before You Go
Suitable for ages 12 and up.
Assisted listening devices available
The American Airlines theatre has a seating capacity of 740.
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
About American Airlines Theater
With 740 seats, the American Airlines Theater provides an intimate viewing experience. Originally called Selwyn Theatre, it was designed by George Keister. The theater was renovated in 1997 and renamed the American Airlines Theater, after its main sponsor. Some of its notable productions include 12 Angry Men, The Real Thing, and John Lithgow: Stories by Heart.
Get the seating chart here.
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