Category: United States Drama Plays

  • Everything That Glitters Aint Gold (The Sonny Spoon by James Maxwell

    By James Maxwell

    every little thing That Glitters Ain't Gold, is a riveting story a few younger man's struggles to beat generational poverty and the attract of highway lifestyles. in response to a real tale, this narrative immerses readers into the plot, giving them an up shut and private view into the lives of the characters. it's a tale of affection, friendship, trials, and religious awakening.
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  • A Day In August by Reis Armstrong

    By Reis Armstrong

    in the course of August of 2005 whilst observe first unfold throughout New Orleans approximately typhoon Katrina, not anyone took it heavily. because the hurricane swept nearer, 17-year-old Louis Devereux is compelled to stick in the back of along with his family members, whereas his female friend, Monroe Le Blanc, evacuates the town along with her mom and dad. After the typhoon settles and months move with none touch, Louis goes on a challenge to discover her whatsoever worthy. in the meantime, Monroe has already moved on and authorised the truth that he’s useless. but when Louis has whatever to do with it, no longer a human or hurricane will continue them apart. 
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  • A FIRM PERSUASION by J. ANTHONY BURNS

    By J. ANTHONY BURNS

    the writer has written a real to lifestyles tale of a tender girl, Marlene Bryson, who reports post-partum melancholy whereas her newly married husband is in another country through the battle. extra to her sorrow is the truth that her child, Harry, is the results of rape. She needs to come to a decision her subsequent movement if she is to carry onto her sanity whereas residing opposed to her will within the stately Chicago domestic of her In-laws, the O’Coins. Her final selection brings her younger lifestyles complete circle as she creates a destiny with no her child in a urban distant between overall strangers.


    Her painful efforts at self-fulfillment and a practical existence bring about marriage with Jonas Maxwell whereas her past love struggles after battle along with her lack of and his personal discomfort of PTSD.


    The reader meets up with a forged of characters who turn into the material of Marlene’s colourful and infrequently drab lifestyles through the 1940’s sooner than Pearl Harbor and the Berlin Airlift in 1948: Col. Charles Lindbergh and Chennault, Doolittle and Rickenbacker, her staunch allies, Dolly and Sonja, a DP from Lithuania, Lincoln Maxwell, her son and Phoebe Bagwell, a reporter in Chicago. input her altering global.


    This is Anthony’s first complete size novel. He has drawn from existence reviews in human companies as a certified social employee with a graduate measure in counseling psychology. His travels have taken him everywhere in the nation, yet now he calls primary Massachusetts his domestic the place he lives together with his spouse Barbara Judith and their array of family pets.
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  • Lady In The Mist by Sharon Zink,William Garrett

    By Sharon Zink,William Garrett

    "Lady within the Mist" is 3 brief tales. The name tale is ready a woman who lives in a wide urban yet strikes to the suburbs to aid her ill aunt and discovers she could have lived there in one other lifetime. "Shadows and Lies" is set a mobster who will get out of the mafia on the hazard of his existence. He and his relations break out and discover a new lifestyles in Australia. "Mama Loy" is set a lady who lives within the Louisiana bayous and is expounded to be a witch health professional. She rescues a bunch of holiday makers who develop into stranded in the course of a hurricane.
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  • Forever Outcast by Shervene

    By Shervene

    perpetually Outcast is an in detail exact tale of 1 woman's existence stories from youth via her maturity. Detailing the trials and pressures of transforming into up in dysfunctional, horrid confusion, in hopes of a typical existence. This gripping, heart-felt tale can have the reader either stunned and encouraged. This booklet brazenly exposes the consequences drug use, psychological, and actual abuse have on blameless sufferers which are subjected to it. ceaselessly Outcast magnifies dishonesty, loyalty, and morality among moms, daughters, sisters, and neighbors. It demanding situations the reader's own ideals of such relationships. it is time to cease hurting ourselves and our kids. all of us needs to flip and face the mirror........Shervene
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  • Run, Richard, Run: One Cop, One Mafia Princess, and One Hell by Richard Smallwood

    By Richard Smallwood

    stunning and awe-inspiring, Richard Smallwood’s darkish debut Run Richard, Run: One Cop, One Mafia Princess, and One Hell of a wedding is dramatic in all of the correct methods and retains readers guessing on simply how a ways one man’s existence will sink whilst he weds a girl with a previous. Richard Smallwood used to be a small city businessman grew to become immense urban cop who believed in and upheld the legislation. After 5 years at the Arizona beat, he used to be promoted to detective after which sergeant. Too busy for a social lifestyles, partway via his thirties he falls demanding for the lovely, if mysterious, Raven. whilst the couple learns that Raven’s father has terminal melanoma they relocate to Ohio, the place all hell breaks unfastened. Raven isn't really precisely who she portrayed herself to be. The farther Richard falls into flat mire he discovers Raven’s bothered past—one that's fraught with psychological sickness and complex by way of her family’s mafia ties. With nowhere to move yet domestic, Richard learns that leaving loopy won’t be easy.
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  • To Make A Long Story Short by Timothy Patrick

    By Timothy Patrick

    To Make a protracted tale brief is a daring stream on all fronts. Timothy Patrick's debut number of a unmarried prose poem and 4 novelettes take pleasure in intelligence, wit, and charm. superbly crafted, those spellbinding tales are full of a unprecedented intrigue and suspense, but depart readers feeling as though they've got discovered a truly nice secret-one that's totally life-transforming....
    Marking himself as a willing observer of lifestyles and frivolity, his tales attest to the ways that humans express indifference and compassion to each other. He fills the gap among altruism and vice with convincing illustrations of fellows and girls who are suffering life's inevitable trials. A spectrum of characters conflict with lost allegiances to faith, politics, and social conventions.
    He shall we a poem set the temper of the gathering after which is going complete strength into the good unknown the place even a panda will get best billing. From a mind-bending delusion to a funny team remedy retreat within the Adirondacks, this beautiful assortment has a bit anything for everybody, let alone the resounding and heartwarming innuendos of a existence good lived in "Laryngitis" and the coup de grace of "Nothing a lot to jot down domestic About,"which transports readers to Nazi Germany to consider anti-Semitism and homophobia.

    Quite frankly, it simply doesn't get any higher than this.
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  • American Drama and the Postmodern: Fragmenting the Realistic by David K. Sauer

    By David K. Sauer

    This examine seeks to reunite American drama with extra of the mainstream of yank literature utilizing modern literary theories of feminism, Derrida, Lacan, in addition to the character of language. It additionally makes a speciality of the theatrical ways in which performs paintings via functionality and staging. This unearths how modern playwrights see themselves now not as authors, yet as components of a workforce of designers, actors, and administrators. degree instructions are principally passed over, yet wisdom of unique productions--both as noticeable stay and recorded on tapes archived at Lincoln Center--reveal elements of fragmentation of surroundings, minimalist appearing, emphasis at the "unsayable", which makes those performs way more postmodern than they could look only as learn. extra importantly, the ultimate bankruptcy unearths how those suggestions culminate in Nineties play' skill to increase past the true in a myriad of how, all united via a brand new, postmodern view of the divine as interpenetrating truth. in a single experience, this appears to be like juggling various various items-poststructural thought, modernist realists, to boot postmodern deconstructive realists and theatrical perform. All healthy jointly well, in spite of the fact that, in each one bankruptcy via a spotlight on functionality, staging is noticeable as crucial to the dramatic adventure, with studies, images, and archival videotapes of productions used to make sure and discover the performs' meanings. The performs, taken as an entire, mirror the major problems with American society from reactions to the Vietnam struggle, via problems with sexual choice, race, and feminism and its backlash, via problems with wealth and poverty to reach at a brand new imaginative and prescient of a forgiving divine which accepts with out judgment all of the problems with variety. American Drama and the Postmodern is a vital booklet for collections in American literature, drama and theatre, in addition to for literary theory.
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  • Autumn Sweet - a play (Long Island Trilogy) by Frank Catalano

    By Frank Catalano

    Veronica Colletti is an international well-known painter residing in Paris, whose artistic juices have long gone dry. She's come domestic to manhattan after a long time to bury her mom and her demons. Upon her go back, she comes head to head along with her prior, her abusive father and eventually herself.

    Single Set - 5 characters
    Two grownup female
    Two grownup male
    one male baby - 8-10 years old
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  • Doubt (movie tie-in edition) by John Patrick Shanley

    By John Patrick Shanley

    Now an enormous movie! Starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams. Written and directed by way of John Patrick Shanley from his Pulitzer Prize–winning play.

    “The most sensible new play of the season. That rarity of rarities, an issue-driven play that's unpreachy, thought-provoking, and so filled with excessive drama that the viewers with which I observed it gasped out loud a half-dozen occasions at its startling twists and turns. Mr. Shanley merits the top attainable compliment: he doesn’t try and speak you into doing whatever yet thinking-hard-about the gnarly complexity of human behavior.”—Terry Teachout, The Wall highway Journal

    “A breathtaking paintings of gigantic share. certainly brilliant.”—Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly

    “#1 convey of the 12 months. How greatest it feels to be depended on with such passionate, beautiful ambiguity not like something we've seen from this prolific playwright to date. in precisely 90 fast-moving mins, Shanley creates 4 blazingly person humans. Doubt is a lean, powerful drama . . . passionate, beautiful, very important and engrossing.”—Linda Winer, Newsday

    John Patrick Shanley is the writer of diverse performs, together with Danny within the Deep Blue Sea, Dirty Story, Four canine and a Bone, Psychopathia, Sexualis, Sailor’s Song, Savage in Limbo, and Where’s My Money? He has written widely for television and movie, and his credit comprise the teleplay for Live from Baghdad and screenplays for Congo; Alive; Five Corners; Joe as opposed to the Volcano, which he additionally directed; and Moonstruck, for which he gained an Academy Award for top unique screenplay.

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