Getting Out

getting out

Getting Out was first produced by the
Actors Theatre of Louisville for the 1977 Humana Festival.

A young woman struggles to re-enter the world after eight years in prison, contending with environmental forces as she attempts to assimilate her former and present selves.

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“Getting Out is written with such a brisk, fresh, penetrating touch that sordid, brooding things take on the glow of honesty, humanity, very nearly poetry…It is such a good play that even I gave away every plot twist and quoted large chunks of dialogue, you could still see it and be amazed…I merely hope that you will take my word for its remarkable insights, truthfulness and untearful compassion.”
— John Simon, New York Magazine

Susan Kingsley and Pamela Reed in Getting Out Lucille Lortel Production 1979
Susan Kingsley and Pamela Reed in Getting Out; Lucille Lortel Production 1979

Published by:

  • Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • TCG in Marsha Norman: Four Plays
  • Broadway Play Publishing in Plays from Actors Theatre of Louisville
  • Smith & Kraus in Marsha Norman Volume I: Collected Plays
  • Selections published by Dodd, Mead & Company in The Best Plays of 1977-78.

For performance rights: Dramatist Play Service, Inc.