Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

Fish in the Dark

by Larry David

“Forgive us: we’re having difficulty curbing our enthusiasm about this.” —Time

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 112
  • Publication Date May 12, 2015
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-2440-1
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $17.00

About The Book

Fish in the Dark is the astonishing playwriting debut by Larry David, the multiple Emmy-winning star of Curb Your Enthusiasm and co-creator of Seinfeld. This sidesplitting play, a testimony to David’s great writing talent, is also his first time on Broadway—in fact, his first time acting on stage since eighth grade. In Fish in the Dark Larry David stars as Norman Drexel, a man in his fifties who is average in most respects except for his hyperactive libido. As Norman and his family try to navigate the death of a loved one, old acquaintances and unsettled arguments resurface with hilarious consequences.

Fish in the Dark has its world premiere at the Cort Theatre on Broadway on March 5, 2015, starring Larry David.


“Forgive us: we’re having difficulty curbing our enthusiasm about this.” —Time

“Every word out of [Larry David’s] mouth is funny . . . Instead of sticking to a conventionally constructed plot, this Fish swims from one comic situation to another.” —Variety

“You don’t need to be a fan of David’s hit TV series to appreciate zingers, which come laced with cultural clichés . . . These are just people, often very obnoxious people, lurching through lives and oddball dilemmas.” —New York Daily News (4 stars)

“[Fish in the Dark] is no four-person, politically correct, plotless amusement, like so many comedies today, but a large ensemble piece with eighteen speaking roles, a perfect second-act twist, and a solid last-minute kicker . . . David’s humor is observational, questioning meaning and motives in the abstract.” —Vulture

Fish in the Dark may be new but its comic ingredients are classically aged . . . A night of huge, rolling laughs.” —Time Out (4 stars)