Season Five: Lungs

Quark presents the regional premiere of Duncan MacMillan’s Lungs, April 28 through May 14, 2023.

The world is getting hotter, there’s unrest overseas—the seas themselves aren’t very calm—and one couple is thinking about having a child. Lungs is a smart and funny drama that follows a couple through the surprising lifecycle of their relationship, as they grapple with questions of family and change, hope, betrayal, happenstance, and the terrible pain that you can only cause the people you love.

Our production of Lungs featured Eileen Kuo and Chris Tracy. Tony Isbell directed.

“I saw Lungs Monday night and was blown away, overwhelmed and deeply satisfied, with the script itself and the tremendous feats of performance from Eileen Kuo and Christopher Tracy. Oh, this is a funny play, and you’ll laugh yourself silly as this couple tries to figure out what they mean to each other in a dark world devolving to destruction. Don’t be surprised, though, to discover a few tears in your eyes too and great waves of sympathy. Directed by Tony Isbell, Lungs is a 90-minute miracle.”
– Fredric Koeppel

“Anthony F. Isbell knocks it out out of the park with this funny and thoughtful script performed by the magically incredible duo, Christopher Tracy and Eileen Kuo. This is what theatre is all about. They took me to so many places (scenically and emotionally) with only words, lights, and chairs.”
– Kim Justis Eikner

“Quark Theatre has done it again. Under the direction of Anthony F. Isbell, Eileen Kuo and Chris Tracy brilliantly turn a bare stage with six chairs into a complex, deeply moving portrayal of a shared lifetime of love, heartbreak, cautious hope, and muted despair, lived before your eyes in the span of 90 fast-paced minutes. Lots of laughter, tears, and many times, both throughout.”
– Mark Pergolizzi