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(L–R) Erick Lopez and Savannah Lathem in the World premiere of "different words for the same thing" at the Douglas.

Photo by Craig Schwartz.

different words for the same thing

May 4 – Jun 1, 2014

Kirk Douglas Theatre

different words for the same thing

World Premiere
A funny and moving new American play.

Thirteen years and 1,800 miles separate Alice from her childhood home. But after one phone call, the small-town streets and characters that once shaped her come rushing back and threaten to never let her go.

Under the direction of Neel Keller, who helmed last season’s thriller The Nether, one of the largest casts in Kirk Douglas Theatre history brings three generations of a multi-ethnic middle-America family to unforgettable life.

Kimber Lee, a vibrant new voice in the American theatre and the recipient of the prestigious PoNY fellowship awarded by the Lark Play Development Center, weaves an intricate tapestry of contemporary Americana.

Fans of vigorous new works like The Nether and The Royale and of landmark American dramas such as Our Town and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone will fall under the spell of this play as it unfolds the secret joys and heartbreak of the family at its core.

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Performance Length

Approx. 1 hour and 50 minutes, with no intermission.

Be Aware

Recommended for audiences ages 14+

Mature content and descriptive violence.

Children 6 and under who may cry or fidget are never admitted.