Runs March 1, 2019
Friday, March 1, 2019, 8:00PM

An ailing mother and her teenaged son flee Illinois and a crumbling marriage for the relative calm and safety of a midtown Manhattan hotel. Mom holds tickets to a popular musical about love among bohemians. Her son isn’t interested, so Mom takes the kindly cabdriver instead, while the boy entertains a visitor from down the hall, an enigmatic, potentially dangerous young woman.

Kindness is a play about the possibility for sympathy in a harsh world and the meaning of mercy in the face of devastating circumstances.

By Adam Rapp

FREE! (Donations accepted)


“Compelling. A well-crafted mini-thriller, which keeps you in suspense until the final blackout.” – New York Daily News

“Rapp has raised some provocative questions about the prickly mother/son relationship he has drawn in such detail.” – Variety

“4 stars! Pungent, vivid…Rapp finds a gentle approach to his characters’ physical and emotional pain without turning sentimental. His playful side is on display too.” – Time Out New York

“Adam Rapp can write dense, tense, funny dialogue.” – The New York Times

“A taut and involving dark comedy. Hilarious and unsettling.” –