Barbecue Bootycandy TCG Edition

Does everybody have their letters? marie What letters? lillie anne Gatdammit I told you we were all suppose to write a letter that we read to her and after every letter that person is suppose to ask her to go to— adlean Wait a second.

Author: Robert O'Hara

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559368047

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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"Searing and sensationally funny... As raw in its language and raucous in spirit as it is smart and provocative."—The New York Times "Funny, smutty and enticingly subversive. . . . A toxically satiric portrait of American life."—Washington Post "When I told my mother that a theater was putting on my play Bootycandy, her response was, 'What?! Bootycandy? These white folks are going to let you put on a play called Bootycandy?!? Are they crazy???' And my response was, 'Yes. Yes indeed.'"—Robert O'Hara Sutter is on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms, and even nursing homes. The journey uncovers characters who are at once fascinating, zany, controversial, and even a bit smutty, painting a portrait of life as a societal outlier. Based on the author's personal experience, Bootycandy is a kaleidoscope of sketches that interconnects to portray growing up gay and black. This subversive, uproarious satire crashes headlong into the murky terrain of pain and pleasure and . . . BOOTYCANDY! Robert O'Hara is a playwright and director. His play Antebellum received a world premiere production from Woolly Mammoth Theater Company, and earned him a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play. He reworked The Wiz for its revival at La Jolla Playhouse. He wrote and directed the world premiere of Insurrection: Holding History (Public Theater, Oppenheimer Award for Best New American Play). As a director, he has won an Obie Award and an NAACP Best Director Award and has worked at acclaimed theaters throughout the United States.

Evening at the Talk House TCG Edition

Everybody else is begging to live, and I'm just begging, “Please get me out of here! Please! Please!” (She laughs) I'm totally involved in targeting, too, since everybody's talking about it.

Author: Wallace Shawn

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559368608

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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"Wallace Shawn is up to his old tricks again: pricking the conscience of right-on, left-leaning theatergoers. No one does that better than this impish, idiosyncratic polymath, who, at seventy-two, still comes across as precocious—probably because we resent him flagging our complacent complicity in all the world's ills."—Variety "The play stops, but has no ending. It is for us to try to answer its bleak questions, to see what it might mean to be undeluded."—The Guardian Gathering around a table at the Talk House, an old haunt, a group of friends and theatre artists reunite after ten years to reminisce and catch-up on each other's lives. At first, the conversation is fairly run-of-the-mill: current TV shows and where their careers have taken them. Eventually, the discussion's tone takes a turn when they mention supplementing their incomes through the government-led program to enlist unemployed artists for drone strikes and carrying out violent attacks on foreign land. As is typical of Shawn's plays, the premise at once amuses and unsettles, forcing the viewer to wonder whether being too idle makes all of us complicit in the world's ongoing destruction. Wallace Shawn is a noted actor and writer. His often politically-charged and controversial plays include The Fever, Aunt Dan and Lemon, Marie and Bruce, and The Designated Mourner. With Andre´ Gregory, he co-wrote My Dinner with Andre´, in which he also starred. He adapted the classic Ibsen play A Master Builder for film.

Prodigal Son TCG Edition

HOFFMAN: Everybody up and everybody outside! Louie, wake him up. Throw on a coat. Sorry to hustle you out of your rooms, gang, but there was no way around it. Someone at Carriage House has been stealing Connell's record albums and we ...

Author: John Patrick Shanley

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559368527

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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'What I admire most is that his plays are beautifully well made, economical, sharp and coherent. He's not a misanthrope, but he's in pursuit of why people behave as badly as they do along with having a great compassion for them. That's an unusual and interesting combination.'—Tony Kushner, on John Patrick Shanley When a troubled but gifted boy from the South Bronx finds himself shipped off to a private school in New Hampshire, the adjustment to the alien environment will lead to his ultimate dissolution or redemption. Teachers in the affluent institution do not know what to make of the new boisterous student, though the challenge really lies in his self-perception. Like his most celebrated play, Doubt, the author has based this new work on his own personal experiences of growing up as a teenager in the South Bronx and his time spent at a prep school in New England. Shanley has created an elemental study of a young's man search for his place in the world. John Patrick Shanley's plays include Outside Mullingar, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Savage in Limbo, and Dirty Story, along with his "Church and State" trilogy, Doubt, Defiance, and Storefront Church. For his play Doubt, he received both the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He has nine films to his credit, including the five-time Oscar-nominated Doubt, and Moonstruck, which received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. The Writers Guild of America awarded Shanley the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award in Writing.

Antlia Pneumatica TCG Edition

ADRIAN: Hello... everybody. ULA: I didn't hear your car. Did anyone hear the car? ADRIAN: I walked. NINA: Not from San Antonio. ADRIAN: No. I was starved. Stopped off at Rudy's for some BBQ. Actually ran into a guy I know from ...

Author: Anne Washburn

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559368950

Category: Drama


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“Ms. Washburn is a writer of questing imagination and convention-bending technique.” —Ben Brantley, New York Times In Anne Washburn’s captivating new drama, a group of old friends—who, now in middle age, have mostly lost touch over the years—reunite at a remote Texas estate for the funeral of one of their own. As the former friends confront the memories of their shared past, the walls quickly dissolve (literally and figuratively) into a realm bordering on supernatural. A haunting tale of loss and friendship, Washburn seamlessly blurs the lines between the real and surreal, inviting us into a world of humor, imagination and mystery.

Topdog Underdog TCG Edition

I was the best anyone ever seen. Coast to coast. Everybody said so. And I never lost. Not once. Not one time. Not never. Thats how much them cards was mines. I was the be all end all. I was that good. (Rest) Then you woke up one day and ...

Author: Suzan-Lori Parks

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559366249

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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The piercing work is an extraordinary new departure.

Ruined TCG Edition

(Closes her eyes) A soldier stomped on her head with his boot. And she was quiet. (A moment. Salima releases:) Where was everybody? WHERE WAS EVERYBODY?! (Sophie hugs Salima.) sophie: It's okay. Take a breath. salima: 68 Well.

Author: Lynn Nottage

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 155936629X

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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A powerful new play by the author of Intimate Apparel.

Three Sisters

ANDREI: In Moscow you can sit in a restaurant full of people, and nobody knows you and you don't know anybody, but still you don't feel like a stranger. In this town you know everybody and everybody knows you, but you're always a ...

Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559366818

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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The works of Russia’s greatest playwright, Anton Chekhov, masterfully blend comedy and pathos, creating a richness of texture and characterization rarely seen since Shakespeare. With Three Sisters (1901), his portrait of the Prozorov family’s elusive dream of returning from the provinces to an idealized Moscow, he captured a restlessness and yearning which remain enduringly modern. In Paul Schmidt’s version – the basis for the Wooster Group’s acclaimed adaptation Brace Up! – we can perceive, for the first time in English, a refreshingly clear and colloquial style we instinctively know as Chekhov’s own. ANTON CHEKHOV (1860-1904) led a double life as a practicing physician and a celebrated author of short stories and plays. The Moscow Art Theater’s stagings of The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard and Three Sisters – under the direction of Konstantin Stanislavsky – secured Chekhov’s reputation as a world-class dramatist. PAUL SCHMIDT edited Meyerhold at Work and has translated writings by Rimbaud, Khlebnikov, Gogol, Kaiser, Mayakovsky and Genet. Recipient of an NEA fellowship and of a doctorate in Russian from Harvard University, his translations, adaptations and original plays have been performed across the country.

Brooklyn Boy TCG Edition

eric: What do you want to do? alison: I want to be the asshole producer. eric: You don't want to write screenplays like everybody else out here? alison: Nah. I wrote my movie; I got it out of my system. Sophomore year?

Author: Donald Margulies

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559367474

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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“A terrific production . . . American playwright Donald Margulies’ self-reflective, dream reverie comedy drama Brooklyn Boy is tough, insightful, bittersweet, funny and ultimately wise.”—The Hollywood Reporter “Those who know Margulies’ plays will find his familiar themes here: the inevitable transformations wrought by aging, the complex hands linking parents and children, the uneasy dance between commercial and artistic success. The story unfolds with an uncanny resonance that distinguishes all great theatre.”—Orange County Register This new play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner with Friends is slated for a Broadway run in January 2005. Brooklyn Boy follows the career of Eric Weiss, a writer whose novel hits the bestseller list the same time his life begins to unravel. His wife is out the door, his father is in the hospital and his childhood friend thinks he has sold himself to the devil. A funny and emotionally rich look at family, friends and fame. Donald Margulies received the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Dinner with Friends. The play received numerous awards, including the American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, the Dramatists Guild/Hull-Warriner Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and a Drama Desk nomination, and has been produced all over the United States and around the world. In addition to his adaptation of God of Vengeance, his many plays include Collected Stories, Sight Unseen, The Model Apartment, The Loman Family Picnic, What’s Wrong with This Picture? and Two Days. Mr. Margulies currently lives with his wife and their son in New Haven, Connecticut, where he teaches playwriting at Yale University.

Talk Radio TCG Edition

I'm into everybody getting liberated. Women. South Africans. All the people of the world. I saw a show about all that stuff. Revolution is pretty important, you know? There's gonna be more and more revolutions. Then the people are going ...

Author: Eric Bogosian

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559367458

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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“Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio is just about the best theatrical expression of our fucked-up culture that I know.” -- John Hellpern, New York Observer “A gut-grabbing revival. Live Schreiber is playing Barry Champlain, an abrasive radio talk show host who, as another character puts it, has seen the face of God ‘in the mirror.’ In the course of one eventful night, Barry will be forced to confront another, less august image of himself… the most lacerating portrait of a human meltdown this side of a Francis Bacon painting. Like the original production, which starred Mr. Bogosian as Barry, it allows the star to grab an audience by the lapels and shake it into submission.” -- Ben Brantley, New York Times “More timely today than it was twenty years ago… Radio crackles with intensity.” -- Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News “Hypnotic! Both as an actor’s tour-de-force and a stinging cultural analysis.” -- David Rooney, Variety This is the fully revised version of Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio, his breakthrough 1987 Public Theater hit, which was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, was adapted to film by Oliver Stone, and was revived on Broadway in 2007 in celebration of the play's twentieth anniversary. One of America’s premier performers and most innovative and provocative artists, Eric Bogosian’s plays and solo work include suburbia (Lincoln Center Theater, 1994; adapted to film by director Richard Linklater, 1996); Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead; Griller; Humpty Dumpty; 1+1; Skunkweed; Wake Up and Smell the Coffee; Drinking in America; Notes from Underground and Talk Radio (Pulitzer Prize finalist; New York Shakespeare Festival, 1987; Broadway, 2007; adapted to film by director Oliver Stone, 1988). He has starred in a wide variety of film, TV and stage roles. Most recently, he created the character of Captain Danny Ross on the long-running series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In 2014, TCG published 100 (monologues), a collection that commemorates thirty years of Bogosian’s solo-performance career.

Teddy Ferrara

... he thought everybody sort of—not to get into it too much—but there's always been these Hollywood actors ending up getting arrested with transvestites, right—I mean if everybody is sort of bisexual and has an inner woman and an inner ...

Author: Christopher Shinn

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559367571

Category: Drama

Page: 128

View: 548

A gripping new drama by the author of Pulitzer Prize finalist "Dying City.