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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Tickets & Information

New York Theatre Workshop

79 East 4th Street

(Between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) 

New York NY 10003 View on map

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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Summary

Carson McCullers’ classic novel is adapted for the stage by acclaimed playwright Rebecca Gilman (Spinning Into Butter) and directed by Doug Hughes (The Beard of Avon at NYTW, Doubt). The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is a beautiful and timeless tale about the universal need for human connection. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter follows the story of deaf John Singer as he navigates the world without his dearest friend who has been committed to an insane asylum. When Singer moves to a small Southern town, the locals flock to him as a newfound confidant, seeking compassion and understanding from the one person who needs it the most. Singer’s isolation in the world is mirrored in a few of the townspeople he meets along the way – a café owner, a rebellious teenager, a black physician, and an idealistic labor organizer whose dreams have been shattered. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter intertwines the lives of these characters in a surprising way that results in a deeply moving story of outcasts in the South during the Great Depression.

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Cast Members:

Harry Stram, Roslyn Ruff, James McDaniel, Randall Newsome, Jimonn Cole, John Sierros, Andrew Weems, Cristin Milliotti, Michael Cullen, Bob Braswell

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Creative Team

Based on the Novel by: Carson McCullers
Adapted by: Rebecca Gilman
Director: Doug Hughes
Producer: New York Theatre Workshop, The Acting Company
Press Agent: Richard Kornberg & Associates

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Quick Facts

Running Time:

2 hours and 15 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission

Price Range


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Audience :

May be inappropriate for 13 and under.
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
November 13, 2009 December 3, 2009

Box Office Hours

Tue - Sat: 1PM - 6PM (When there is a performance: 1PM - Curtain)
Sun: Closed (When there is a performance: 1PM - Curtain)

Tickets can only be picked up at the Box Office on the same day as the performance.

Note: The Box Office is located in the New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street and handles tickets for both NY Theatre Workshop and 4th Street Theatre.