The Subtle, Sublime Transformation of Benny V.

FULL-LENGTH PLAY The highlight of forty-year-old Benny V.'s day is eating his microwaved dinner and falling asleep at 8 p.m. in his apartment decorated with old college dormitory furniture. Then a mysterious invitation leads Benny V. on a journey that connects him with new people, places, and experiences. "The Subtle, Sublime Transformation of Benny V." looks at how we engage the world and how...
FULL-LENGTH PLAY The highlight of forty-year-old Benny V.'s day is eating his microwaved dinner and falling asleep at 8 p.m. in his apartment decorated with old college dormitory furniture. Then a mysterious invitation leads Benny V. on a journey that connects him with new people, places, and experiences. "The Subtle, Sublime Transformation of Benny V." looks at how we engage the world and how going outside our comfort zone affects our lives.
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The Subtle, Sublime Transformation of Benny V.

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  • Kate Danley:
    12 Jan. 2024
    A dazzling exploration of the human psyche! As we all sit in the mire of mediocrity, who has not dreamed of some lightning bolt moment that jolts us out of our rut and propels us into greatness? And who doesn't have the voices trying to push us back into our boxes? The ending is * chef's kiss *!
  • Sam Heyman:
    12 Jan. 2024
    This multilingual, multifaceted comedy from Steven G. Martin is as its title implies: subtle, sublime, and transformative. With a diverse, multigenerational cast and a relatably awkward protagonist at its center, “Benny V” is destined for greatness and a place at the top of your reading list. Bravo, playwright!
  • Joe Swenson:
    25 Nov. 2022
    There were about 500 moments in Steven G. Martin's marvelous play where I thought I'd tear up, and they were there. Then something funny, or uncomfortable, or surprising would happen and the tear that was there would be held hostage by the playwright. There are so many delightful theater items, too many to build into this finite recommendation. Benny V is an amazing character, well built, well defined, and an unlikely protagonist in a lot of ways. The co-workers, the blood-noses, the sublime ways his life changes, and the entire time you only mostly know what's going on! AWESOME!

Development History

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    Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, Lafayette, IN
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    2015