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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  • Rachael Carnes:
    5 Apr. 2019
    When an openly gay newcomer appears on the scene, an Indian Ugandan's world is turned upside down. Snider's lyrical lilt, his brash poetry — the three characters draw you in. Layered subtext and complexities, with great dialogue — I appreciate what Will is doing. It's a fascinating deep dive, well done. With heartbreaking moments and graceful humor, he asks us to consider the darkness and the light in each of us.
  • 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.

Development History

Awards

Winner
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The Paula Vogel Award in Playwriting
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KCACTF
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2016