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"As ever, Hudess writing is poetic but wry, full of swagger and poetry. Theres live music, but oh, how the lines sing too." — David Cote, Time Out New York

"Ms. Hudes draws all her characters with precision and understanding... this warm-blooded play underscores how the disorienting flux of life can be navigated with the help of carefully tended family ties." — Charles Isherwood, New York Times

"Delightful... Hudes is a very accomplished storyteller, a playwright with an emergent, fulsome American narrative." — Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

At the dawn of the Arab Spring in an ancient Jordanian town, an Iraq War veteran struggles to overcome the traumas of combat by taking on an entirely new and unexpected career: an action-film hero. At the same time, halfway around the world in a cozy North Philadelphia kitchen, his cousin takes on a heroic new role of her own: as the heart and soul of her crumbling community, providing hot meals and an open door for the needy.

The final installment in Hudess three-play cycle, which began with Pulitzer Prize–finalist Elliot, A Soldiers Fugue and Pulitzer Prize–winner Water by the Spoonful, The Happiest Song Plays Last is about the search for redemption, humility and ones place in the world.

Quiara Alegría Hudes wrote the book for the Broadway musical In the Heights, which received the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, a Tony nomination for Best Book of a Musical, and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Hudes is on the board of Philadelphia Young Playwrights, which produced her first play in the tenth grade. She now lives in New York with her husband and children.

Synopsis:

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Water by the Spoonful.

Synopsis:

"If you want evidence that American playwriting is in very good hands, you need look no further." —Bloomberg News

"Hudes possesses a confident and arresting voice." —The New York Times

"One of the most important playwrights of her generation." —Atlanta Journal Constitution

"As ever, Hudess writing is poetic but wry, full of swagger and poetry. Theres live music, but oh, how the lines sing too." -Time Out New York

"The best of the [trilogy]... A beautifully written piece." -Theatre Mania

At the dawn of the Arab Spring in an ancient Jordanian town, an Iraq War veteran struggles to overcome the traumas of combat by taking on an entirely new and unexpected career: action film hero. A search for redemption, humility, and one's place in the world, this is the final installment in Quiara Alegría Hudes's The Elliot Trilogy, which began with Pulitzer Prize finalist Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue and Pulitzer Prize-winner Water by the Spoonful. Set to the joyful sounds of traditional Puerto Rican folk music, this poignant new play enjoyed its world premiere at Chicago's Goodman Theatre in 2013, and its New York premiere at Second Stage Theatre in 2014.

Quiara Alegría Hudes wrote the book for the Broadway musical In the Heights, which received the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, a Tony nomination for Best Book of a Musical, and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Hudes is on the board of Philadelphia Young Playwrights, which produced her first play in the tenth grade. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.

About the Author

Quiara Alegría Hudes is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Water by the Spoonful, the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights and the Pulitzer Prize finalist Elliot, A Soldiers Fugue. Her other works include Barrio Grrrl!, a childrens musical; 26 Miles; Yemayas Belly and The Happiest Song Plays Last, the third piece in The Elliot Plays trilogy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559364461
Author:
Hudes, Quiara Alegria
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
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Subject:
American
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20141131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in

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"If you want evidence that American playwriting is in very good hands, you need look no further." —Bloomberg News

"Hudes possesses a confident and arresting voice." —The New York Times

"One of the most important playwrights of her generation." —Atlanta Journal Constitution

"As ever, Hudess writing is poetic but wry, full of swagger and poetry. Theres live music, but oh, how the lines sing too." -Time Out New York

"The best of the [trilogy]... A beautifully written piece." -Theatre Mania

At the dawn of the Arab Spring in an ancient Jordanian town, an Iraq War veteran struggles to overcome the traumas of combat by taking on an entirely new and unexpected career: action film hero. A search for redemption, humility, and one's place in the world, this is the final installment in Quiara Alegría Hudes's The Elliot Trilogy, which began with Pulitzer Prize finalist Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue and Pulitzer Prize-winner Water by the Spoonful. Set to the joyful sounds of traditional Puerto Rican folk music, this poignant new play enjoyed its world premiere at Chicago's Goodman Theatre in 2013, and its New York premiere at Second Stage Theatre in 2014.

Quiara Alegría Hudes wrote the book for the Broadway musical In the Heights, which received the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, a Tony nomination for Best Book of a Musical, and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Hudes is on the board of Philadelphia Young Playwrights, which produced her first play in the tenth grade. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.

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