JOHN Director Sam Gold discusses his collaboration with playwright Annie Baker
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The week after Thanksgiving. A Bed & Breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A cheerful innkeeper. A young couple struggling to stay together. Thousands of inanimate objects, watching. The first play of Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker’s Signature residency, JOHN, is directed by Baker’s frequent collaborator, Tony Award-winner Sam Gold.
JOHN By Annie Baker Directed by Sam Gold Featuring: Christopher Abbott, Hong Chau, Georgia Engel, and Lois Smith
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