Ode to Joy

Ode to Joy $13

Craig Lucas

Published by Dramatists Play Service

1 Male 2 Female

Adele - hard at work on a large triptych - looks back on the two major loves of her life

Through these two tumultuous loves, Adele discovered both the limits of her powers and the true depths of her gifts

And then the road to redemption remains before her with the return of both loves to her side


"Craig Lucas, the author of great toxic fairy tales for grown-ups, suspends the storybook whimsy to give us a more straight forward look at people battling with the ogres of contemporary life that is vitally and compellingly off-center An eloquent mess of a play - beautiful, ugly, and familiar" ~ NY Times

"Hilarious and enlightening Craig Lucas has a gift of gab" ~ Entertainment Weekly

"There is no more fearless a playwright than Craig Lucas Ode to Joy is the most powerful thing he has turned out in years riveting, extraordinary drama" ~ Lighting and Sound America

"A sensitive dramedy with much to savor Craig Lucas' skill as a playwright lies in his ability to develop a mature, adult relationship that you grow to care about" ~

"[Lucas] probes deep without ever losing sight of the infinite possibilities of life that keep the light at the end of the tunnel burning bright a notable, memorable success"~

Browse Library

About Stageplays

Stageplays offers you the largest collection of Plays & Musicals in the world.

Based in the UK and the USA, we’ve been serving the online theatre community since the last century. We’re primarily a family-run business and several of us also work in professional theatre.

But we’re all passionate about theatre and we all work hard to share that passion with you and the world’s online community.

Subscribe to our theatre newsletter

We'll email you regular details of new plays and half-price special offers on a broad range of theatre titles.


We can deliver any play in print to any country in the world - and we ship from both the US and the UK.

© 2010 - 2024 Stageplays, Inc.