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Department of Theatre and Dance

The Great God Pan


By Amy Herzog

Directed by Kathleen McKinley

March 24 – April 1, 2017

Venue: Dennis and Cheryl Woods Theatre 

About the play:
Life seems fine for Jamie: a partner, a journalism career, and parents who live just far enough away. But when a childhood trauma is revealed, everything is thrown into a tailspin. A tale of what is lost and won when the truth is exposed.

From the playwright:
Like all my plays, The Great God Pan is... about well-meaning people failing each other and living with that failure.

About the playwright:
Ms. Herzog, author of “After the Revolution” and “4000 Miles,” has emerged in the past few years as one of the bright theatrical lights of her generation. (Another new play by Ms. Herzog, the sensational “Belleville,” opens at New York Theater Workshop this spring.) She writes with a keen sensitivity to the complex weave of feelings embedded in all human relationships, with particular attention to the way we tiptoe around areas of radioactive emotion. Ms. Herzog makes quietly captivating dramas of our instinct to avoid drama, noting how momentous events in our lives can pass by almost without registering on the surface.

Reviews for the playwright and script of The Great God Pan: 

"Haunting, deeply affecting, and unfailingly honest. Amy Herzog is one of the bright theatrical lights of her generation." (Charles Isherwood, NY Times)

"Remarkable and revelatory. Whatever the ideal contemporary American drama is, it has to look a lot like 'The Great God Pan.'" (Jesse Oxfeld, NY Observer)

Adult language and mature themes are explored within the play.


  • A Q&A with director, Kathleen McKinley, and The Fresno Bee
  • A discussion with playwright Amy Herzog about The Great God Pan during the 2012-2013 run on the east coast, click here to listen.
  • An interview with Amy Herzog on The Great God Pan, click here to read.



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