Matthew Lopez


This title is now available worldwide. The script is available in manuscript form now, while the final Acting Edition is being prepared.


Full-length Drama

by Matthew López

After a personal tragedy, Jonathan has withdrawn from the world, with little social life beyond the men he meets online. When charming, flighty Claire moves into the apartment upstairs, she tries to coax him out of his shell. They forge a tenuous connection, but the past reverberates into the present, threatening what happiness they’ve found.

Production Notes





Setting: Two apartments in Astoria, Queens. One upstairs from the other.

GeneralNote:The more we can be made to feel like voyeurs, the better.


Matthew López

Matthew López (he/him) is an American playwright and screenwriter. His play The Inheritance, directed by Stephen Daldry, is the most honored American play in a generation, sweeping the “Best Play” awards in both London and New York, including the Tony Award, Olivier Award, Drama Desk Award, Evening Standard Award, London Critics Circle Award, Outer Critics Circle Honors, Drama League Award, and GLAAD Media Award. He is the first Latine writer to win the Tony Award for Best Play. In New York, Matthew’s work has been seen off-Broadway...[FULL BIO]

Matthew López on Writing Reverberation

In Conversation with Elizabeth Williamson of Hartford Stage

Elizabeth: Let’s start with the quotes you use to preface the play. Why these two?

“Great cities…differ from towns and suburbs in basic ways, and one of them is that cities are, by definition, full of strangers.”
Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, 1961

“It’s a lonely city…I’m lonely. Aren’t you lonely too?…Maybe we can comfort each other for a night.”
James Baldwin, Another Country, 1960 

Matthew: I landed on those after the...[MORE]