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  • Collected Plays 1980-1995

    Category:
    • Play
    • Play Scripts
    Full-length Genre: Anthology Author: Martin, Jane

    The collection contains: Talking With (1980), The Boy Ate The Sun (1981), Shasta Rue (1983), Summer (1984), Travelin’ Show (1987), Vital Signs (1990), Cementville (1991), Criminal Hearts (1992), Keely and Du (1995), Middle-Aged White Guys (1994), Pomp and Circumstance (1995).

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 2

  • More Ten Minute Plays from Actors Theatre of Louisville

    Category:
    • Play
    • Play Scripts
    Short Play Genre: Anthology Author: Dixon, Michael Bigelow

    This sequel to the best-selling anthology contains contemporary plays by some of the world’s most important writers. All are perfect for classes and showcases.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • After the Fall

    Category:
    • Play
    • Play Scripts
    Full-length Genre: Drama Author: Miller, Arthur
    Total Casts: 36 Male: 12 Female: 11

     

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • Seascape With Sharks and Dancer

    Category:
    • Play
    • Play Scripts
    Full-length Genre: Drama Author: Nigro, Don
    Total Casts: 2 Male: 1 Female: 1

    The young man who lives in a remote beach bungalow has pulled a lost young woman from the ocean. Soon, she finds herself trapped in his life and torn between her need to come to rest somewhere and her certainty that all human relationships turn eventually into nightmares. The struggle between his tolerant and gently ironic approach to life and her strategy of suspicion and attack becomes a kind of war about love and creation which neither can afford to lose.

     No. of copies in library catalogue: 1
  • The Golden Age

    Category:
    • Play
    • Play Scripts
    Full-length Genre: Drama Author: Nowra, Louis
    Total Casts: 17 Male: 11 Female: 6

    The haunting play was inspired by the true story of a group of people, ‘ghosts from the netherworld of an Australian childhood’, who were discovered in the wilds of Tasmania in 1939. Lost in time and steeped in its own history and traditions, this curious community is a complete mystery and a disturbing challenge to its modern counterpart.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • The Gospel According to Ben Elton

    Category:
    • Literature
    Genre: Comedy Author: Elton, Ben

    Popcorn

    Bruce makes movies about killers. Wayne and Scout are killers. It’s Oscar night and fact is about to confront fiction in this wickedly funny media satire.

    This Other Eden

    The earth is doomed, and no one wants to save it. In a mass survivalist frenzy, people buy their own biospheres in which to sit out the Apocalypse. In marketing terms, the end of the world could be very big indeed.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • Toyer

    Category:
    • Literature
    Full-length Genre: Drama Author: McKay, Gardner
    Total Casts: 2 Male: 1 Female: 1

    Los Angeles. There are two seasons, day and night. Toyer. He is a natural response to Los Angeles. There has never been anything like Toyer, but of course, every time there never is. Each time, the newest cutting-edge lunatic has the same refreshing aspect: he is unimaginable. Maude Garance. She is a doctor, thirty-six years old. Her face is complicated by a scars of fatigue, she is on the brink of a breakdown caused by a disorder in her patients – Toyer’s victims -that she can not cure. Doctor T. Chief of Service at Maude’s Hospital. Married too long to the wrong wife. Maude without mentioning it. Sara Smith. Has reported. A story, any story, is feeling from God and God. Maude dislikes her on sight. Jim O’Land. Sara Smith’s boss at the Herald, a man easily followed. He publishes Rent ‘ s thoughts. Unprecedented in journalism, he says, a first. The Uncastables. Three comfortably unemployed actors. Telen Gacey came to Hollywood and is ready to leave. Peter Matson has a star quality but can not act. Billy Waterland, would-be comic, ex-gymnast, dreams of stardom. Jimmy O. A pale ginger cat with a direct stare, humble. Maude called him in his clothing. She was right. These are the players in Gardner McKay’s first novel, Toyer. Their lives intersect and intrude on one another with terrifying results to produce a novel that is as compelling as it is rewarding. Billy Waterland, would-be comic, ex-gymnast, dreams of stardom. Jimmy O. A pale ginger cat with a direct stare, humble. Maude called him in his clothing. She was right. These are the players in Gardner McKay’s first novel, Toyer. Their lives intersect and intrude on one another with terrifying results to produce a novel that is as compelling as it is rewarding. Billy Waterland, would-be comic, ex-gymnast, dreams of stardom. Jimmy O. A pale ginger cat with a direct stare, humble. Maude called him in his clothing. She was right. These are the players in Gardner McKay’s first novel, Toyer. Their lives intersect and intrude on one another with terrifying results to produce a novel that is as compelling as it is rewarding.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • Romance

    Category:
    • Play
    • Play Scripts
    Full-length Genre: Drama Author: Mamet, David
    Total Casts: 7 Male: 7

    Pulitzer Prize—winning playwright David Mamet’s Romance is an uproarious, take-no-prisoners courtroom comedy that gleefully lampoons everyone from lawyers and judges, to Arabs and Jews, to gays and chiropractors.
    It’s hay fever season, and in a courtroom a judge is popping antihistamines. He listens to the testimony of a Jewish chiropractor, who’s a liar, according to his anti-Semitic defense attorney. The prosecutor, a homosexual, is having a domestic squabble with his lover, who shows up in court in a leopard-print thong. And all the while, a Middle East peace conference is taking place. Masterfully wielding the argot of the courtroom, David Mamet creates a world in microcosm in which shameless fawning, petty prejudices, and sheer caprice hold sway, and the noble apparatus of law and order degenerates into riotous profanity.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • Lungs

    Category:
    • Play
    • Play Scripts
    Full-length Genre: Drama Author: Macmillan, Duncan
    Total Casts: 2 Male: 1 Female: 1

    A young couple considers parenthood. They want to have a child for the right reasons. But, in a time of global anxiety, erratic weather and political unrest, what exactly are the right reasons?

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • The Vandal

    Category:
    • Play
    • Play Scripts
    Full-length Genre: Comedy-Drama Author: Linklater, Hamish
    Total Casts: 3 Male: 2 Female: 1

    Night, cold, a bus stop in Kingston, New York. A woman waits. A boy comes up.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • Things We Said Today

    Category:
    • Play
    • Play Scripts
    Short Play Genre: Anthology Author: LaBute, Neil

    Things We Said Today features the scripts for Neil LaBute’s groundbreaking Directv project 10×10―a series of short films written and directed by LaBute based on ten compelling original monologues, five each for men and women.   Also included are five short plays displaying the power and scope of Neil LaBute’s creative vision. In Pick One, three white guys come up with a way to solve America’s problems; in The Possible one young woman seduces another’s boyfriend for an unexpected reason. Call Back features an actress and actor who spar about a past encounter that she, unnervingly, remembers much better than he does. Good Luck (In Farsi), “a pleasingly astringent study in competitiveness and vanity” (The New York Times) has two actresses pulling out all the stops in a preaudition psych out; and in Squeeze Play a father and his son’s baseball coach strike a mutually beneficial deal. Rounding out the collection are two monologues commissioned as part of Centerstage’s “My America” project.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1

  • One Year Back Home

    Category:
    • Play
    • Play Scripts
    Full-length Genre: Drama Author: Yeo, Robert
    Total Casts: 10

    Hua, her brother Chye and friend Reginald, try to find their equilibrium when they return to Singapore after their studies abroad. Friendship and values, conscience and duty no longer balance in the scales back home.

    No. of copies in library catalogue: 1