Category: United States Drama Plays

  • How I Learned to Drive (Stand-Alone TCG Edition) by Paula Vogel

    By Paula Vogel

    Newly released as a stand-alone version, Vogel’s extensively celebrated masterpiece How I realized to Drive used to be the winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Obie and Drama table Awards for amazing Play, and different honors. identified for its darkish material, the play examines the results of kid abuse on id and the invention of energy via trauma.
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  • Ruined (TCG Edition) by Lynn Nottage

    By Lynn Nottage

    Winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

    “A powerhouse drama. . . . Lynn Nottage’s attractive, hideous and unpretentiously very important play [is] a shattering, intimate trip into far flung information reports.”—Linda Winer, Newsday

    “An severe and gripping new drama . . . the type of new play we desperately want: well-informed and unafraid of the world’s brutalities. Nottage is one in all our best playwrights, a wise, empathetic and bold storyteller who tells a narrative an viewers won’t expect.”—David Cote, Time Out New York

    A rain wooded area bar and brothel within the brutally war-torn Congo is the environment for Lynn Nottage’s notable new play. The establishment’s wise matriarch, Mama Nadi, retains peace among consumers from either side of the civil warfare, as govt infantrymen and insurgent forces alike make a choice from her stock of ladies, many already “ruined” by way of rape and torture after they have been pressed into prostitution. encouraged by means of interviews she performed in Africa with Congo refugees, Nottage has crafted an engrossing and uncommonly human tale with humor and music served along its postcolonial and feminist politics within the wealthy theatrical culture of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage.

    Lynn Nottage’s performs contain Crumbs from the desk of Joy, Fabulation, and Intimate Apparel, winner of the yankee Theatre Critics’ Steinberg New Play Award and the Francesca Primus Prize. Her performs were greatly produced, with Intimate Apparel receiving extra productions than the other play in the USA in the course of the 2005-2006 season.

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  • In Piazza San Domenico by Steve Galluccio

    By Steve Galluccio

    Steve Galluccio's most modern level triumph, In Piazza San Domenico, is a comedy of blunders that occurs in a bustling neighbourhood of 1952 Naples.

    This two-act play recounts the tale of the way one damaged engagement ripples all through family and friends, affecting all in their respective love lives in numerous methods. The younger and fantastically earthy Carmelina faints within the hands of the city philanderer, Tonino, atmosphere off a wave of malicious gossip that turns out to contaminate every person on the town with moment options approximately their present partners—and inexplicable wants for brand spanking new ones—as usually as now not consummated on that shadowed spot of carpet in the back of the statue of San Francesco within the church in town sq.. eventually, as though the very gods are indignant with those salacious goings-on, an earthquake hits the city, sending the characters into the piazza and maintaining them there for the evening with a chain of ominous aftershocks. because the solar rises, misunderstandings are resolved, in reality printed, and hardened hearts yield to the endlessly verdant wants for life.

    In an international and a time soaring among the “traditional” values and the emancipated new pondering, Italian theatrical archetypes with their roots in Roman comedies and the Commedia dell’arte evolve into the recognizable stereotypes of mid-twentieth-century society that have been to turn into hallmarks of the whimsical Sophia Loren/Marcello Mastroianni movies of the early 1960s.

    Of this play, Galluccio has stated: “Humour is a robust device which can get us via whatever … the human spirit and its experience of survival is greater than no matter what society can throw at us.”

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  • Entropy by Bill Robens

    By Bill Robens

    Synopsis: With the gap race in excessive equipment, and chilly warfare paranoia at its top, NASA launches the ground-breaking Zeus rocket on a visit to the Moon, or so that they wish you to think. actually, their venture is to confront and switch newly sentient Soviet satellite tv for pc, Sputnik, to the reason for freedom. This unfashionable sci-fi parody is stuffed with 0 gravity enjoyable. Strap in and luxuriate in the experience.

    Cast measurement: Ensemble forged of 13
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  • The Clean House and Other Plays by Sarah Ruhl

    By Sarah Ruhl

    “Passionate. Show-stopping. Daringly over-the-top and impressively constant in its delirious extra. The fresh House shines.”—New Haven Advocate

    The fresh House isn't, whatsoever, a standard boy-meets-girl tale. in reality illness, loss of life, and grime are one of the matters it addresses. This comedy is romantic, deeply so, yet within the extra arcane experience of the be aware: visionary, tinged with myth, extravagant in feeling, perhaps a bit nuts.”—The long island Times

    “Touching, artistic, invigoratingly compact, and luminously liquid, Eurydice reframes the traditional delusion of ill-fated like to concentration no longer at the bereaved musician yet on his useless bride—and on her fight with love past the grave.”—San Francisco Chronicle

    This quantity is the 1st ebook of Sarah Ruhl, “a playwright with a distinct comedian voice, point of view, and feel of theater” (Variety), who's quickly leaving her mark at the American level. within the award-winning Clean House—a play of unusual romance and unusual comedy—a maid who hates cleansing goals approximately growing the ideal comic story, whereas a physician who treats melanoma leaves his middle within one in every of his sufferers. This quantity additionally comprises Eurydice, Ruhl’s reinvention of the tragic Greek story of affection and loss, including a 3rd play nonetheless to be named.

    Sarah Ruhl acquired the distinguished Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2004 for her play The fresh House, which has been produced at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia, South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, and Woolly large Theatre corporation in Washington, DC. Her play Eurydice has been produced at Madison Repertory Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

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  • Staging the War: American Drama and World War II by Albert Wertheim

    By Albert Wertheim

    What occurred in American drama within the years among the melancholy and the belief of worldwide conflict II? How did conflict make its effect at the theatre? extra vital, how was once drama used through the warfare years to form American ideals and activities? Albert Wertheim’s Staging the battle brings to gentle the $64000 position performed through the drama in the course of what may perhaps arguably be referred to as crucial decade in American background. As a lot of the rustic skilled the dislocation of army carrier and paintings in warfare industries, the dramatic arts registered the big alterations to the bounds of social sessions, ethnicities, and gender roles. In learn ranging over greater than a hundred and fifty performs, Wertheim discusses a few of the famous works of the interval, together with The Time of Your existence, Our city, Watch at the Rhine, and All My Sons. yet he additionally uncovers little-known and principally unpublished performs for the level and radio, by way of such destiny luminaries as Arthur Miller and Frank Loesser, together with these written on the behest of the U.S. executive or as U.S.O. musicals. the yank son of refugees who escaped the 3rd Reich in 1937, Wertheim offers existence to this very important interval in American history.

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  • AFTER MARDI GRAS ICE: Revised original Mardi Gras Ice and by Kate Worrell

    By Kate Worrell

    What relatively occurs at Mardi Gras?

    AFTER MARDI GRAS ICE is 2 books in a single! it's a revised version of the unique Mardi Gras Ice, AND the long-awaited sequel.
    ASK a person IN NEW ORLEANS WHAT MARDI GRAS IS ALL approximately. They’ll say it’s letting your hair down, catching beads in the course of parades, laughter, and loopy costumes. Then they’ll inform you it’s not only approximately these issues, even though. It’s additionally glittering balls and events, and is the social season for the elite. yet this 12 months, Mardi Gras could be diversified. the large effortless could be the surroundings for bold burglaries within the backyard District that web thieves hundreds of thousands of greenbacks in jewels—and for a scandal and tragedy that irrevocably alterations the lives of many: DON, the grasping younger government who manipulates his insecure spouse, TRISH, along with his so-called love, yet very genuine sexual prowess. Don will cease at not anything to get funds and power—while he's taking time to get pleasure from his French region hooker, after all. GINA, Trish’s closest buddy, who can do not anything to forestall Trish’s downward spiral into melancholy. GRAHAM, the rich businessman dwelling in a loveless vacuum in a backyard District mansion. SANDRA, the gorgeous and proficient French zone painter who Graham thinks is his key to happiness.

    In the sequel, integrated during this publication, Kate Worrell brings closure to this fascinating and interesting story of affection, hope, deceit, and the determined look for happiness whereas utilizing the provocative backdrop of recent Orleans.
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  • An Iliad by Lisa Peterson,Denis O'Hare

    By Lisa Peterson,Denis O'Hare

    Masterfully tailored by way of Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare


    From Robert Fagles’s acclaimed translation, An Iliad telescopes Homer’s Trojan conflict epic right into a gripping monologue that captures either the heroism and horror of warfare. Crafted round the tales of Achilles and Hector, in language that's by way of turns poetic and conversational, An Iliad brilliantly refreshes this international vintage. What emerges is a robust piece of theatrical storytelling that vividly drives domestic the timelessness of mankind’s compulsion towards violence.
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  • STORY TIME: First Book of the 'Time and Space' Trilogy (Time by John Merlette

    By John Merlette

    tale TIME, is the 1st e-book of the trilogy, 'Time and Space'. the tale starts off within the fictional city of Wilson, Montana and travels to at any place Terry Morgan's magnificent mind's eye makes a decision it desires him to move. Morgan, a fortunately married highschool technology instructor, all of sudden results in a chronic coma, suffering to outlive after a sad ordeal. all of the younger guy can do all day is forever dream because the seasons switch and Earth maintains to spin. the radical is a compilation of adventurous brief tales conceived contained in the fertile, yet chemically broken brain of the helpless dreamer.

    The fictional novel; 'Time & Space'; ebook 1, comprises the subsequent highlights:

    - Terry Morgan and his team of imaginary accomplices nearly by chance smash the economic climate of the us of the US simply by just a few pcs and smart timing.
    "You comprehend, we are in difficulty as much as our eyeballs this time," paintings Bonner announced.
    "Are you touching on our state or simply the six of us?" the attorney pointedly requested his friend.
    "I bet i used to be simply deliberating you and me," the younger fireman sheepishly admitted.

    -An impromptu number of fireplace combatants, rush off to a development blaze merely to find there are extra humans trapped within than they've got rescuers or time to save.

    -Terry Morgan takes his imaginary associates on a trip via time to hunt its starting and finish after which via house to discover its outer restrict. the quest for infinity leads to considerate discussions concerning the construction of all subject and the conflicts among technological know-how and theological dogma. 'After an severe debate following Terry Morgan's 'Story Time' experience story, paintings Bonner felt like a ukulele collector at a Stradivarius convention.'

    -A friendly trek into the Wind River desolate tract of Wyoming becomes a terrifying event for the 'Club Room' staff of avatars. Terry Morgan is compelled to decide on a manner for his imaginary buddies to flee a deadly inferno.

    -A health care provider focusing on activities medication used his surgical abilities to show a poverty-stricken road urchin right into a world-class activities phenomenon. there is only one challenge with how he did it.

    -One of Terry's imagined neighbors takes the 'Club Room' team on a trip to go to her new domestic. She forgot to say that it should entail a conflict to flee Satan's demons in order to achieve Heaven.

    As Terry Morgan creates a continuing movement of eclectic stories in his brain, oblivious to the genuine international that exists outdoors his personal, the lives of others: his spouse, the clinical employees on the health facility the place he's cared for or even the careless younger males answerable for his life-threatening accidents, proceed to react to unforeseen events that regulate their person destinies.
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  • One Soul by J. Thomas Moore

    By J. Thomas Moore

    One Soul is a fictional paintings that follows the psychic connection among people, created through one soul on Earth’s aircraft as they trip into the conflict flooring among natural solid and absolute evil.
    This tale is a very diverse proposal of the place people come from, why and the way our current existence on the earth impacts the afterlife, and the way a human learns the teachings had to be a natural soul.
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