59 Productions, HOME and Lyric Hammersmith presents

Paul Auster’s City of Glass

World Premiere

“It was a wrong number that started it.”

Tony Award-winning 59 Productions (An American in Paris, War Horse, David Bowie Is) and award-winning writer Duncan Macmillan (People Places and Things, Every Brilliant Thing, Lungs, 1984 and The Forbidden Zone) bring this seminal American novel to life in a dazzlingly original stage adaptation.

When reclusive crime writer Daniel Quinn receives a mysterious call seeking a private detective in the middle of the night, he quickly and unwittingly becomes the protagonist in a thriller of his own. He falls under the spell of a strange and seductive woman, who engages him to protect her young husband from his sociopathic father. As the familiar territory of the noir detective genre gives way to something altogether more disturbing, Quinn becomes consumed by his mission, and begins to lose his grip on reality.

Will he be drawn deeper into the abyss, or could the quest provide the purpose and meaning he needs to rebuild his shattered life?

This bold, technically ground-breaking production uses stagecraft, projection, magic and illusion to immerse audiences in the dizzying, disorientating and ultimately transcendental story that helped establish Auster’s reputation as “one of America’s greatest living novelists” (The Guardian).

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