Award-winning playwright Martyna Majok’s Ironbound is a darkly funny, heartbreaking portrait of an independent Polish immigrant for whom love is a luxury–and a liability–as she searches for the American Dream. Her hopes for a brighter future, which propelled her from her native Poland, continue to escape her. Over the course of 20 years, three relationships, and three presidents, she negotiates for her future with men who can offer her love or security, but never both.
“[A] quietly gripping play…Ms. Majok’s perceptive drama, with its bone-dry humor and vivid characters, illustrates how vulnerable people like Darja are hostages to the vagaries of chance unless they can manage to climb out of poverty.” – The New York Times (Critics’ Pick)
“Martyna Majok shines a light on the invisible in Ironbound” – American Theatre Magazine