The End of Beauty by Cory Hinkle

Michael and Margaret seem happily married and comfortable in their lives as tenured professors of the visual arts at a small quaint college in Wichita, Kansas. But when Margaret's former student, a well-renowned painter, returns to Wichita, the darker side of their relationship rears its head. A play that spans twenty-five years, The End of Beauty examines the beauty of the things we love and how those things can change in a single night.
Cory Hinkle is a playwright who has received the McKnight Advancement Grant, two Jerome fellowships, a MAP Fund Grant, a Network of Ensemble Theatres Collaboration Grant and a Jerome Travel and Study Grant. He is a co-creator of Fissures (lost and found), which was co-commissioned by Actor’s Theater of Louisville and the Playwrights’ Center and premiered at the 2010 Humana Festival. His play Little Eyes was produced in a Workhaus Collective production at the Guthrie Theater and he has been commissioned twice to write a play for the Guthrie’s graduating class of BFA students. His other plays include A Disappearance in Two Parts (developed at Luna Stage; Finalist, O’Neill Playwrights’ Conference), The Killing of Michael X (Brown/Trinity Playwrights’ Rep), SadGrrl13 (Workhaus Collective), and Cipher (Summer Play Festival (NYC) and Illusion Theater). Other writing has been produced or developed at The Bay Area Playwrights Festival, American Repertory Theatre, Minneapolis’ Southern Theater (with Dominique Serrand and Steve Epp’s Moving Company), the Williamstown Theater Festival, New York Theatre Workshop, Ars Nova, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Salvage Vanguard, P73 Productions, Hangar Theater, and Red Eye Collective, among others. He earned his MFA in Playwriting from Brown University. More info at
CURRENT CITY: Minneapolis, MN