The Busy World is Hushed

The Busy World is Hushed $13

Keith Bunin

Published by Dramatists Play Service

2 Male 1 Female

Hannah, a minister and Bible scholar, finds her faith at odds with that of Thomas, her estranged, wayward son

But when an inquisitive young writer hired to assist Hannah with her latest publication learns painful secrets from Hannah's past, she sees a risky, unconventional opportunity for reconciliation

"Five Stars ... Searching, perceptive, and absorbinga tightly written interrogation of pain and beliefOne of New York's essential playwrights, Bunin has written wonderful roles for his actors ... Rooting through the intricate tangle of motivations that undergird personal faith, Bunin offers an empathetic and fair-minded view of religion: not as some derisory opiate of the people but as morphine for someone in possibly mortal pain" ~ Time Out

"Remarkably ambitious ... A theatrical miracle - a complex, thought-provoking look at why religion, faith, and the human heart can't always be reconciled ... The script's most amazing facet is how Bunin exposes the threesome's souls through their esoteric bantering, with topics ranging from metaphysical semantics and predestination vs freewill, then theological wrangling over the power of a superior being and the very meaning of life ... It all leads to a highly charged finale, the resolution of which proves completely wrenching" ~ Hollywood Reporter

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