Strange Men

Harish lives a modest life running a restaurant in a small market town in Uganda. A member of the minority Indian population, he is estranged from his family for reasons he prefers not to discuss. At night he cooks elaborate dinners that he eats alone. When an openly gay Peace Corps volunteer comes to town looking for more than a good meal, Harish's comfortable routine is broken, and his life is put in...
Harish lives a modest life running a restaurant in a small market town in Uganda. A member of the minority Indian population, he is estranged from his family for reasons he prefers not to discuss. At night he cooks elaborate dinners that he eats alone. When an openly gay Peace Corps volunteer comes to town looking for more than a good meal, Harish's comfortable routine is broken, and his life is put in danger. STRANGE MEN explores the limits of good intentions and the uneven stakes for Americans living abroad and the people whose lives they touch.
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Strange Men

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  • National New Play Network:
    17 Jan. 2019
    Strange Men by Will Snider was featured in NNPN's 2018 National Showcase of New Plays.
  • Donna Hoke:
    10 Dec. 2018
    Will's writing is hypnotic in its deceptive simplicity and this play is no exception. With keen humor and insightful depiction of humans and all their beauty and flaws, Will draws you in and doesn't let to go.
  • Kareem Fahmy:
    21 Dec. 2017
    An engrossing, funny, surprising, and ultimately devastating play. Will writes with compassion and an earned knowledge of life in Africa, and dives into one of the thornier issues of life in Uganda, the so called "Kill the Gays" bill that criminalizes homosexuality. All three characters of STRANGE MEN and complex and dynamic and the play is both romantic and sad. Highly recommended.

Development History

Awards

Winner
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The Paula Vogel Award in Playwriting
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KCACTF
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2016