"This musical pierces the veil of the “image” of gay culture to reveal the raw confusion + self-loathing familiar to any LGBT millenial, especially artistic ones. More importantly, it’s beyond hilarious + sheerly alive.
Winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
"To watch this show is to enter, by some urgent, bawdy magic, an ecstatic and infinitely more colorful version of the famous surreal lithograph by M. C. Escher: the hand that lifts from the page, becoming almost real, then draws another hand, which returns the favor. Which came first? A Strange Loop is complex, teasing, thrilling." --Vinson Cunningham, New Yorker
Usher is a Black, queer writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical: a piece about a Black, queer writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical. This blistering musical follows a young artist at war with a host of demons--not least of which are the punishing thoughts in his own head--in an attempt to understand his own strange loop.