By Paula Vogel
By Paula Vogel
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.
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 partnersand inexplicable wants for brand spanking new onesas 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.”
By Bill Robens
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.
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.
By Kate Worrell
By Lisa Peterson,Denis O'Hare
Masterfully tailored by way of Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
By John Merlette
By J. Thomas Moore