Synopses & Reviews
Applause is happy to bring you The Best American Short Plays 2002-2003. Editor Glenn Young has selected the following 10 plays: The Beauty Inside, by Catherine Filloux; The D Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, by Laura Shaine Cunningham; Brown, by Cherie Vogelstein; and everybody else, by Scott Organ; Two Monologues for an Actor and a Dog, Queenie, and My Wife, the Rabbit-Eater, by Murray Schisgal; Reunions, by Billy Aronson; Captain Abalone, by Adam Kraar; The Changing of the Guard, by Amy Staats; Hermaphrodite, by Annie G.; Sada, by Bruce Levy; 5:15 Greyhound, by Le Wilhelm; and The Beauty Inside (one-act version), by Catherine Filloux.
Applause is proud to continue to revive the series that for over 60 years has been the standard of excellence for one-act plays in America. From its inception, The Best American Short Plays has identified new, cutting edge playwrights who have gone on to establish award-winning careers, including Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, Wendy Wasserstein, Terrence McNally, and David Mamet. Here is the latest volume in Applause's campaign to fill in the missing gaps in this acclaimed series. The plays include The Beauty Inside by Catherine Filloux; The D Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore by Laura Shaine Cunningham; Brown by Cherie Vogelstein; and everybody else by Scott Organ; Two Monologues for One Actor and a Dog by Murray Schisgal; Reunions by Billy Aronson; Captain Abalone by Adam Kraar; Classyass by Caleen Sinnette Jennings; Changing of the Guard by Amy Staats; Hermaphrodite by Annie G.; Sada by Bruce Levy; 5:15 Greyound by Le Wilhelm; and My Red Hand, My Black Hand by Dael Orlandersmith. Once again actors, librarians, and theatre enthusiasts will welcome a new volume of this acclaimed series.