Closer Summary
Patrick Marber

Everything you need to understand or teach Closer by Patrick Marber.

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Closer Overview

This controversial, award-winning play tells the story of the sexual and emotional intersections of four troubled people, each driven in their own way by a desire for connection, a need for power, and a capacity for falsehood and manipulation. As all these aspects of their character collide and ricochet off one another, Alice, Dan, Larry, and Anna experience intensities of pain, desperation, and longing, with their attempts to get what they think they need ultimately resulting in broken relationships, broken trust, and broken spirits.