Evanston Salt Costs Climbing (Paperback)

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Evanston Salt Costs Climbing (Paperback)

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Winters keep getting worse in Evanston, IL, where salt truck drivers Peter and Basil battle the ice and snow and pass the time with jokes and stories. But what's with this creeping sense of dread? Is it because their boss Maiworm has noble visions of new green technology that would make their jobs obsolete? Or is there a more terrifying warning calling out from under these roads? At least they have each other, right?


Pulitzer Prize finalist Will Arbery confronts humanity's darkest fears with humor, warmth, and the fortitude of municipal public servants in this play about climate and change.


"Arbery is one of the theater's greatest listeners, able to hear and reproduce the subtle and deeply specific ways individuals reveal themselves and their relationships to others with language." - The New York Times Magazine

"In a great piece of art, you'll have one moment where the truth will punch through. But in a profoundly generous piece of art, like Evanston - a play that is theoretical, painful, deep, and hysterically funny - those moments of truth keep punching through and through and through." - BOMB Magazine

"A pitch-dark comedy... Arbery is the playwright of the moment... writing about issues that tend to lead to indulgent hopelessness. ...But what if looking right into the heart of catastrophe could actually get us to act?" - The New Yorker

Product Details ISBN: 9780573710667
ISBN-10: 057371066X
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Publication Date: November 1st, 2023
Pages: 88
Language: English