Cover and text design by Amy Marie Huber, "Aunt Tee" photograph provided by Carl Hanks from the collection of Carl Hanks

Wilder Gone

Angela Hanks
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Thalia wants to build a farmhouse in the middle of the great big city. Mabel is on a quest to become its first female preacher (although her rampant sexual thoughts are having a real impact on her sermonizing). And little Peanut Brittle is digging around in the past. It is only 20 years into the new century, and these ladies are going a bit wild.

Production Info

Cast: 7 total (4 female, 3 male)
Full Length Dark Comedy (about 120 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Period Costumes

Press Quotes

“… [WILDER GONE] is a funny, strange and provocative new play by Angela Hanks … Set in 1921, mostly on a contested piece of property on Wilder Street in a black neighborhood still arising from uncultivated farmland … Despite its bright cheer and generally happy ending WILDER GONE really [is] provocative … insofar as hopefulness may now feel provocative. It’s hard not to be moved, and challenged …” —Jesse Green, The New York Times

About the Author


  • Angela Hanks

    Angela Hanks is a writer from Dallas, Texas, residing in Brooklyn. Her selected plays include: BODIES THEY RITUAL, WILDER GONE, GOOD LATIMER, DEVIL MUSIC, MYRNA IN TRANSIT and BIG TEX. Her plays have been produced and developed at Clubbed Thumb, Dallas Theater Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theater, New Georges and Playwrights Horizons. She is a MacDowell Fellow and a recipient of an Individual Artist Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. She has received commissions from Clubbed Thumb and Dallas Theater Center. Her plays have been twice-named a New York Times Critic's Pick. MFA in Playwriting from the School of Drama, at The New School.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 5/17/2023
Pages 112
ISBN 9780881459678

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Wilder Gone is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC