The Vineyard Theatre continues its Anniversary Reading series with Nicky Silver's Raised in Captivity -- featuring a special one-night-only reunion of its award-winning original company including Leslie Ayvazian, Patricia Clarkson, Peter Frechette, Brian Kerwin, and Anthony Rapp, director David Warren, and Mr. Silver
Raised in Captivity is the darkly hilarious story of two estranged siblings who reunite at their mother's funeral. This critically acclaimed comedy/drama premiered at The Vineyard in 1995 and was hailed by Ben Brantley of the New York Times as "An extraordinary new play! Raised in Captivity is cause to celebrate! [Silver's] dialogue, which skillfully juxtaposes the banal and the outlandishly whimsical, has the shimmer of an opal. Archly absurdist comedies come cheap these days. Finding one with depth of feeling is truly a cause to celebrate."