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The Exonerated: A Play
The Exonerated: A Play
by Jessica Blank
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What effect does it have on a person--a soul, a life--to have freedom and self-respect stripped away and then, ostensibly, returned years later after decades of incarceration? The Exonerated attempts to answer this question through the words of six... (read more)

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Plays By Susan Glaspell (87 Edition)
Plays By Susan Glaspell (87 Edition)
by Susan Glaspell
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A cofounder of the Provincetown Players and winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Susan Glaspell (1876-1948) was one of the first female playwrights. Although long neglected, the four plays collected in this critical edition reveal the thoroughly modern... (read more)

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The Flick
The Flick
by Annie Baker
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"Funny, heartbreaking, sly, and unblinking. . . . The Flick may be the best argument anyone has yet made for the continued necessity, and profound uniqueness, of theater."—New York "Hilarious and ineffably touching. . . . Ms. Baker's peerless... (read more)

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Seven Guitars (96 Edition)
Seven Guitars (96 Edition)
by August Wilson
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It is the spring of 1948. In the still cool evenings of Pittsburgh's Hill district, familiar sounds fill the air. A rooster crows. Screen doors slam. The laughter of friends gathered for a backyard card game rises just above the wail of a mother who has... (read more)

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The Amen Corner: A Play
The Amen Corner: A Play
by James Baldwin
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Only a boy preacher who had grown up to become one of America's most eminent writers could have produced a play like The Amen Corner. For to his first work for the theater James Baldwin brought all the fervor and majestic rhetoric of the storefront... (read more)

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Dutchman and the Slave
Dutchman and the Slave
by Leroi Jones
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Centered squarely on the Negro-white conflict, both Dutchman and The Slave are literally shocking plays — in ideas, in language, in honest anger. They illuminate as with a flash of lightning a deadly serious problem — and they bring an... (read more)

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M. Butterfly: With an Afterword by the Playwright
M. Butterfly: With an Afterword by the Playwright
by David Henry Hwang
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David Henry Hwang’s beautiful, heartrending play featuring an afterword by the author – winner of a 1988 Tony Award for Best Play and nominated for the 1989 Pulitzer Prize Based on a true story that stunned the world, M. Butterfly opens in... (read more)

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The Shawl; And, Prairie Du Chien: Two Plays
The Shawl; And, Prairie Du Chien: Two Plays
by David Mamet
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The Shawl, which opened to critical and popular acclaim, is about a smalltime mystic out to bilk a bereaved woman out of her inheritance. In his review of the New Theatre Company& #8217; s presentation of The Shawl in Chicago, Richard Christiansen... (read more)

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Heroes and Saints and Other Plays: Giving Up the Ghost, Shadow of a Man, Heroes and Saints
Heroes and Saints and Other Plays: Giving Up the Ghost, Shadow of a Man, Heroes and Saints
by Cherrie Moraga
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Drama. HEROES AND SAINTS AND OTHER PLAYS is Chicana playwright Cherrie Moraga's premiere collection of theatre. Included are "Shadow of a Man," winner of the 1990 Fund for New American Plays Award; "Heroes and Saints," winner of the Drama-logue, the PEN... (read more)

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Middletown
Middletown
by Will Eno
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"Will Eno is an original, a maverick wordsmith whose weird, wry dramas gurgle with the grim humor and pain of life."—Guardian Called "a Samuel Beckett for the John Stewart generation" (The New York Times) and best known for his one-person play... (read more)

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Fool for Love and Other Plays
Fool for Love and Other Plays
by Sam Shepard
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Here are eight of Pulitzer-prizewinning Sam Shepard's most stunning plays. This brilliant American dramatist creates what The New Yorker dubbed "Shepard Country"--a landscape of the imagination, a unique theatrical experience that captures our... (read more)

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Collected Plays of Neil Simon #1: Simon, the Collected Plays of Neil: Volume 1
Collected Plays of Neil Simon #1: Simon, the Collected Plays of Neil: Volume 1
by Neil Simon
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"If Broadway ever erects a monument to a patron saint of laughter, Neil Simon will have to be it." —Neil Simon This first volume of The Collected Plays of Neil Simon contains the triumphs that put Neil Simon's unique brand of comic genius on the... (read more)

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The Heidi Chronicles: Uncommon Women and Others & Isn't It Romantic
The Heidi Chronicles: Uncommon Women and Others & Isn't It Romantic
by Wendy Wasserstein
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The graduating seniors of a Seven Sisters college, trying to decide whether to pattern themselves after Katharine Hepburn or Emily Dickinson. Two young women besieged by the demands of mothers, lovers, and careers—not to mention a highly... (read more)

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A Bright New Boise
A Bright New Boise
by Samuel D. Hunter
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Characters: 3 male, 2 femaleInteriorWinner 2011 Obie Award for Playwriting Nominated for the 2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding PlaySamuel D. Hunter's A Bright New Boise is a earnest comedy about the meager profits of modern faith. In the bleak... (read more)

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P.S. Your Cat Is Dead!
P.S. Your Cat Is Dead!
by James Kirkwood
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James Kirkwood Full Length, Comedy Characters: 3 male, 1 female Interior Set In the West Village of Manhattan, Jimmy Zoole, a thirty-ish actor is having a run of bad luck. He's been robbed twice (they even took the only copy of his first novel), fired... (read more)

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Water By the Spoonfull (12 Edition)
Water By the Spoonfull (12 Edition)
by Quiara Alegria Hudes
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Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. "A beautiful, heartbreaking knockout of a play, as startling and innovative and human on the page as on the stage."?Junot Díaz A soldier returns from Iraq and struggles to find his place in the... (read more)

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Glengarry Glen Ross: A Play
Glengarry Glen Ross: A Play
by David Mamet
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Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize, David Mamet's scalding comedy is about small-time, cutthroat real esate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their fair share of the American... (read more)

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Polish Joke and Other Plays (04 Edition)
Polish Joke and Other Plays (04 Edition)
by Ives
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This collection brings together four full-length plays from the same dazzling pen that produced the one-act comic masterpieces of All In The Timing: Polish Joke is about a young Polish-American's trip through ethnic stereotypes. Nine-year-old... (read more)

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Les Blancs: The Collected Last Plays: The Drinking Gourd/What Use Are Flowers?
Les Blancs: The Collected Last Plays: The Drinking Gourd/What Use Are Flowers?
by Lorraine Hansberry
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More If You've Got It: Five Plays from Theater Oobleck
More If You've Got It: Five Plays from Theater Oobleck
by Dave Buchen
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More If Youve Got It brings together five full-length plays spanning the 24-year (and counting) history of Chicago's acclaimed Theater Oobleck, a company renowned for producing intriguing new works without a director and for audiences with or without the... (read more)

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