A Guide for the Homesick

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On his way home after a year in East Africa, a young aid worker goes back to a shabby Amsterdam hotel room with a fellow American. The two strangers replay their pasts and confess their shared fear that they betrayed the people who needed them most.

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“One of the most searing performances in recent memory! An absorbing tale of conscience and connection.” – The Boston Globe

“A theatrical tour de force!” – TheaterMania

“Radiant and searing! Sizzles with erotic energy. Flawless.” – WBUR

“A MUST-SEE! Brilliant performances. Prepare to be moved!” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

“Drama at its best! One of the finest dramatic pieces offered this season, and should not be missed.” – White Rhino Report

"Ken Urban’s A Guide for the Homesick digs deep and packs an emotional wallop. Don’t miss it." – Zeal NYC


Production and Development History

World premiere at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston. Developed at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis.