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The Sadness of Einstein and Other Plays
by Charles Deemer
Two students track down Einstein at the Solvay Conference in 1927 in order to tell him The Oregon Interpretation of the new quantum physics. Plus The Death Cycle, three one-act plays about death.
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Safar, Gulp & Happiness: New Welsh Drama
by Afshan Malik, Lewis Davies, Jeff Teare
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Sarah Kane: Complete Plays
by Sarah Kane
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The Science of Disconnection
by David Belke
1938. The Nazis have invaded Austria, and Lise Meitner is forced to flee for her life. While living in exile, she secretly continues to collaborate with her research partner, Otto Hahn. Together, they discover nuclear fission, and ultimately, the science to create the atomic bomb. But you’ve probably never heard of her. There’s a reason for that.
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Scorched: Incendies
by Wajdi Mouawad
Twin children Jeanne and Simon want to solve the mystery of their origins. In retracing the bitter history of their mother, who is about to die, other characters come into the story-witnesses or key players able to assist in the investigation. Carried aloft by poetic language, the inquiry pursued by Jeanne and Simon unfolds in a dreamlike atmosphere.
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The Seafarer
by Conor McPherson
It is Christmas Eve, and James “Sharky” Harkin, erstwhile fisherman/van driver/chauffeur, gathers with friends at the dingy flat he shares with his blind brother to drink booze and play cards. As Christmas Eve becomes Christmas Day, the familiar-looking stranger Mr. Lockhart reminds Sharky of the bargain he made when they last met in prison-and Sharky suddenly finds himself playing a game with the stakes set at his soul.
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Seduction of Almighty God
by Howard Barker
The loss of faith and cynical corruption of a few priests is unexpectedly challenged by the arrival of a young man with an unsullied and passionate belief in God. Howard Barker invents a world of shocking and universal metaphor in a place that might be anywhere struggling with the rise of extreme belief and the dangerous, distorted power it unleashes.
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Selected Plays of Arthur Laurents
by Arthur Laurents
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by Arun Lakra
Theo has been named Time Magazine’s Luckiest Man Alive. For twenty consecutive years he has successfully bet double or nothing on the Super Bowl coin toss. And he’s getting ready to risk millions on the twenty-first when he is confronted by Cynthia, a young woman who claims to have figured out his mathematical secret. Stem-cell researcher and professor Dr. Guzman is on the verge of a groundbreaking discovery. She’s also learned that one of her students has defied probability to get all 150 multiple-choice questions wrong on his genetics exam, but it’s not until he shows up to her office in the middle of the night that she’s able to determine if it’s simply bad luck. The two narratives intertwine like a fragment of DNA to examine the interplay between logic and metaphysics, science and faith, luck and probability. Belief systems clash, ideas mutate, and order springs from chaos. With razor-sharp wit and playful language, Sequence asks, in our lives, in our universe, and even in our stories, does order matter? “Dynamic and intriguing.” — CBC Radio
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Shakespeare’s Will
by Vern Thiessen
Thiessen’s latest work provides voice to one of the most silent characters in history: Anne Hathaway, the wife of William Shakespeare. The play sheds light on an unexplored aspect of Shakespeare’s life by looking through the eyes and heart of the woman who spent a lifetime with-and without-the great poet. This work is the celebration of a life unbowed by tragedy and unapologetic in the face of public scorn.
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The Shape of Things
by Neil Labute
A startling dissection of cruelty and artistic creation from the author of In the Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors. In a modern version of Adam’s seduction by Eve, The Shape of Things pits gentle, awkward, overweight Adam against experienced, analytical, amoral Evelyn, a graduate student in art. After a chance meeting at a museum, Evelyn and Adam embark on an intense relationship that causes shy and principled Adam to go to extraordinary lengths, including cosmetic surgery, and a betrayal of his best friend, to improve his appearance and character.
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Sharon Pollock: Collected Works
by Sharon Pollock, Cynthia Zimmerman (Introduction)
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Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure
by Steven Dietz
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Shining City
by Conor McPherson
Shining City has been an unqualified critical success and quite possibly Conor McPherson’s finest work. In Dublin, a man seeks help from a counselor, claiming to have seen the ghost of his recently deceased wife. But what begins as just an unusual encounter becomes a struggle between the living and dead-a struggle that will shape and define both men for the rest of their lives.
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Shinn Plays: No. 1
by Christopher Shinn
Christopher Shinn’s plays have been premiered by the Royal Court Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, the Vineyard Theatre, South Coast Rep, and Soho Theatre, and later seen regionally in the United States and around the world. He is the winner of an OBIE in Playwriting (2004-2005) and a Guggenheim Fellowship in Playwriting (2005), was a Pulitzer Prize finalist (2008), and has also been nominated for an Olivier Award for Most Promising Playwright (2003).
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Shoot the Crow
by Owen McCafferty
A sad and hilarious play about a day in the life of four Irish tilers on a building site. As they come to the end of the job they’ve been working on, Ding-Ding and Randolph plan to nick a left-over pallet of tiles. Dind-Ding wants to buy a window-cleaning round and Randolph has his eye on a motorbike. But the foreman and his sidekick have had the same idea…
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Shoppers: Two Plays
by Denis Johnson
These two works present a dramatized field guide to some of the more dysfunctional and dysphoric inhabitants of the American West: a sexual-misconduct investigator who misconducts herself sexually; a renegade Jehovah’s Witness who supports his splinter Jehovean group by dealing drugs; the Cassandra Brothers and their father and their grandmother, thrown together at a family reunion/wedding/melee at their shabby homestead in Ukiah, California.
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Short Arabic Plays: An Anthology
by Salma Khadra Jayyusi (Editor)
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by Diane Flacks, Richard Greenblatt
Sibs is an impressionistic exploration, fast and often very furious, of the complex relationship between brothers and sisters. Anchored in a poignant moment — adult siblings dealing with their parents’ estate.
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Simon Gray Four Plays: The Pig Trade, Japes, In the Vale of Health, The Holy Terror
This volume also contains a brief chronicle by the author on the gestation of his work and the impossibility of writing. ‘Simon Gray is actually one of the most accessible, elegant and tender of contemporary writers. He is also, both on stage and on the printed page, laugh-out-loud funny.’ Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph
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Slave Play
The Old South lives on at the MacGregor Plantation—in the breeze, in the cotton fields…and in the crack of the whip. Nothing is as it seems, and yet everything is as it seems. Slave Play rips apart history to shed new light on the nexus of race, gender, and sexuality in twenty-first-century America. “The single most daring thing I’ve seen in a theater in a long time.” — Wesley Morris, New York Times
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Smoking With Lulu
by Janet Munsil
Kenneth Tynan meets screen legend Louise Brooks in this based-on-truth fantasia.
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So Long Life
by Peter Nichols
Bristol, 1995. It is Alice’s 85th birthday. An occasion for celebration. But like many family gatherings, it is also an occasion for parading long-held resentments, as her children attempt to persuade her to relinquish her independence and move to a home. But Alice has other plans…
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Sons of the Prophet
by Stephen Karam
A deeply humorous, unflinching portrait of grief and loss, Sons of the Prophet depicts a Lebanese-American family in rural Pennsylvania beset by an absurd string of tragedies. At the play’s center is Joseph Douaihy, a once-promising world-class runner now sidelined by injury.
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Sorrows and Rejoicings
by Athol Fugard
One of the world’s greatest playwrights once again explores South Africa’s legacy of Apartheid on two women — one white, the other black — who on the surface seem to have little in common except for their love for a white poet. With lyrical grace, Fugard once again demonstrates the human struggle to transcend the treacherous injustices of history.
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The Sound Inside
by Adam Rapp
When Bella Baird, an isolated creative writing professor at Yale, begins to mentor a brilliant but enigmatic student, Christopher, the two form an unexpectedly intense bond. As their lives and the stories they tell about themselves become intertwined in unpredictable ways, Bella makes a surprising request of Christopher. Brimming with suspense, Rapp’s riveting play explores the limits of what one person can ask of another. “A gripping stunner of a play.” — Chicago Tribune. “An astonishing play…Flawless.” – New York Times
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Stairs to the Roof
by Tennessee Williams
Sixty years ago a young Tennessee Williams wrote a play looking toward the year 2001. Stairs to the Roof is a rare and different Williams’ work: a love story, a comedy, an experiment in meta-theatre, with a touch of early science fiction.
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A Steady Rain
by Keith Huff
Joey and Denny have been best friends since kindergarten, and after working together for several years as policemen in Chicago, they are practically family: Joey helps out with Denny’s wife and kids; Denny keeps Joey away from the bottle. But when a domestic disturbance call takes a turn for the worse, their friendship is put on the line. The result is a difficult journey into a moral gray area where trust and loyalty struggle for survival against a sobering backdrop of pimps, prostitutes, and criminal lowlifes. “A gritty, rich, thick, poetic and entirely gripping noir tale of two Chicago police officers whose inner need to serve and protect both consumes them and rips them apart.” – Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
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The Stendhal Syndrome
by Terrence McNally
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Stephenson Plays 1
by Shelagh Stephenson
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Stuff Happens
by David Hare
“Stuff happens . . . And it’s untidy, and freedom’s untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things.” Such was Donald Rumsfeld’s response on April 11, 2003, following the infamous looting and pillaging of Baghdad. In David Hare’s powerful new play chronicling the extraordinary process leading to the American invasion of Iraq, this statement provides entrse into the melee of diplomacy, political power, and terrorist vendetta still making headlines around the world.
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Sugar Mummies
by Tanika Gupta
Welcome to the twenty-first century, where women travel across the world in search of sex, love, and liberation but the reality is that hard cash equals hard men. Sugar Mummies is a funny, provocative, and revealing study of the pleasures and pitfalls of female sex tourism by the author of Gladiator Games.
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Superior Donuts
by Tracy Letts
Letts has shifted gears with this entertaining comedy set in a donut shop. Arthur Przybyszewski runs the donut shop that has been in his family for sixty years. More content to spend the day smoking weed and reminiscing about his Polish immigrant father, Arthur hires a shop assistant, the young African American Franco Wicks, who has both an unpublished novel and unpaid gambling debt. “It is a meditation on Chicago’s old soul . . . a witty, seductive, live-wire and greatly entertaining dark comedy that you just don’t want to end.” – Chicago Tribune
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by Lynn Nottage
“From first moments to last, this compassionate but clear-eyed play throbs with heartfelt life, with characters as complicated as any you’ll encounter at the theater today, and with a nifty ticking time bomb of a plot. That the people onstage are middle-class or lower-middle-class folks — too rarely given ample time on American stages — makes the play all the more vital a contribution to contemporary drama… If I had pompoms, I’d be waving them now.” — Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
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The Syringa Tree
by Pamela Gien
In this heartrending and inspiring play set against the gorgeous, vast landscape of South Africa under apartheid, Gien tells the story of two families, one black, one white, separated by racism, connected by love.
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Take Me Out
by Richard Greenberg
Darren Lemming is the star center fielder for the champion New York Empires. An extraordinary athlete, he fills both his fans and his teammates with awe at his abilities and his presence on the field and off. When he makes the matter-of-fact announcement that he’s gay, he throws his team into turmoil and confusion.
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Take Ten II: More Ten-Minute Plays
by Eric Lane (Editor)
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Tale of the Allergist’s Wife and Other Plays: The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife / Vampire Lesbians of Sodom / Psycho Beach Party / The Lady in Question / Red Scare on Sunset
by Charles Busch
“Uproarious . . . wall-to-wall laughs . . . Mr. Busch has swum straight into the mainstream and stays comfortably afloat there.” – New York Times. Busch is also the author of such plays as Vampire Lesbians of Sodom — one of the longest-running plays in Off-Broadway history — and Psycho Beach Party, a cross between Gidget and Spellbound.
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Tantalus Plays
by John Barton
In Tantalus, we return to Ancient Greece to view the origins and outcome of the Trojan Wars with a modern eye. The legend, handed down through the ages in fragments, remains at the core of Western civilization. In this ten-part epic drama, the story of told complete. Achilles, Helen of Troy, Cassandra, Orestes and the heroes of Greek myth face up to the questions and dilemmas of a world at war.
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by Abi Morgan
As Gloria waits for her husband to return home, 14 months seems a long time to go out to buy a pint of milk. Seeking solace in the friendship of a young man also looking for love, a domino of friendships and near misses unravel the disparate lives of several people.
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Theatre Centre: Plays for Young People
by Rosamunde Hutt (Editor)
New plays on challenging topics for youth theatre. Suitable for use with the 11+ range, these plays will become essential texts for schools, colleges, and youth theatres. Includes: Listen to Your Parents by Benjamin Zephaniah, Gorgeous by Anna Furse, Wise Guys by Philip Osment, Look at Me by Anna Reynolds, Pressure by Angela Turvey, and Souls by Roy Williams.
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Theatre for Young Audiences: 20 Great Plays For Children
by Coleman A. Jennings (Editor)
Plays included in this book include: Charlotte’s Web, Joseph Robinette; Really Rosie, Maurice Sendak; Crow & Weasel, Jim Leonard; A Thousand Cranes,Kathryn S. Miller
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Theresa Rebeck Volume III: The Complete Short Plays 1989-2005
by Theresa Rebeck
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This and Other Plays
by Melissa James Gibson
A witty, melancholy comedy about a group of friends pushing against middle age, This is a major new work for Melissa James Gibson, best known for her boundary-challenging, linguistically delectable pieces. This volume also includes downtown cult favorites [sic] and Suitcase, and Brooklyn Bridge, a play for young audiences.
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This is War
by Hannah Moscovitch
Master Corporal Tanya Young, Captain Stephen Hughes, Private Jonny Henderson, and Sergeant Chris Anders have lived through an atrocity while holding one of the most volatile regions in Afghanistan. As each of them is interviewed by an unseen broadcasting organization, they recount their version of events leading up to the horrific incident with painful, relenting replies. What begins to form is a picture of the effects of guilt and the psychological toll of violence in a war where the enemy is sometimes indiscernible.
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This Is Our Youth
by Kenneth Lonergan
An unblinking portrait of young urban life in the 1980s, Kenneth Lonergan’s look at “the real Real World” (The New York Times). First produced by the New Group in New York in 1996 to great critical acclaim and a Drama Desk Award nomination for best new play.
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Thom Pain (based on nothing)
by Will Eno
“At bottom a surreal meditation on the empty promises life makes, the way experience never lives up to the weird and awesome fact of being. But it is also, in its odd, bewitching beauty, an affirmation of life’s worth.” -Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
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Three Contemporary Brazilian Plays
by Plinio Marcos
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Three Plays After
by Brian Friel
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Three Plays: Dividing the Estate, The Trip to Bountiful, and The Young Man from Atlanta
by Horton Foote
Bringing together the rich characters and wry humor of a celebrated Texas scribe, this book collects three of Foote’s most recognized plays. In these works, Foote deftly combines the claustrophobia of the Southern families from Tennessee Williams, the physical and psychological dysfunctions of Eugene O’Neill’s families, and the humor and pathos of small town Southern life portrayed by Flannery O’Connor. “Dividing the Estate” was Foote’s final major success before his death in 2009.
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Timberlake Wertenbaker Plays Two: The Break of Day / After Darwin / Credible Witness / The Ash Girl / Diianeira
by Timberlake Wertenbaker
In this second collection of her plays, Timberlake Wertenbaker continues to explore the intellectual and emotional terrains of personal identity and social fragmentation as well as the effects — sometimes haunting, always transformative — of the past on the present.
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Time Flies and Other Short Plays
by David Ives
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A Time to Keep
by Stephanie Dale, David Edgar
David Edgar is back with this energetic and wide-ranging story of a whole community in early-nineteenth-century Dorset, with over fifty characters from Mad King George III to laborers and jailbirds.
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Time Stands Still
Donald Margulies
In his “absorbing, intelligent” (Los Angeles Times) and timely new play, Donald Margulies uncovers the layers of a relationship between a photojournalist and foreign correspondent — once addicted to the adrenaline of documenting the atrocities of war, and now grounded in the couple’s Brooklyn loft. Photographer Sarah was seriously injured while covering the war in Iraq; her reporter partner James had left weeks earlier, when the stress and horrors became too much for him. Now James writes online movie reviews while Sarah recovers, mourning for her Iraqi driver (and former lover) killed in the explosion, and itching to get back behind the camera.
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Tiny Dynamite
by Abi Morgan
When memory takes hold, when chaos takes over and when the electricity between us becomes overwhelming. An impossible love story is given a second chance and three scorched characters are about to learn that lightning does strike twice.
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Tiny Kushner: Five One-Act Plays
by Tony Kushner
“Kushner’s eclectic, wicked wit makes for a great deal of charm and excitement . . . . Hefty political and moral issues dance with buoyant shtick. . . . Penetrating comedy and theatrical strokes light up the stage.” — San Francisco Chronicle
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Tolstoy’s Wife
by Frank Moher
A riotous dark comedy about Sofya Tolstoy’s desperate efforts to keep her famous husband from publishing his diaries. The Globe and Mail: “Captures the farcical aspects of Leo and Sofya’s marriage brilliantly . . . clever, funny.” Fast Forward weekly: “Strikes a perfect balance between the poignant and the comic . . . a gleefully irreverent gem.”
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Tom Murphy Plays: 5: Too Late for Logic / The Wake / The House / Alice Trilogy
by Tom Murphy
Murphy Plays: 5 brings together four of the author’s recent works: The Wake, Too Late for Logic, The House, and Alice Trilogy. The Wake recounts the story of a woman returning from the United States to her home town in Ireland. Hailed by The Times, Too Late for Logic has been called “A major new play . . . these scenes are beautifully imagined, ache with feeling, and flower into incidents of piercing sadness or absurd laughter.” Described by The Irish Times, The House is “The most compelling indictment of emigration ever committed to the stage.” Alice Trilogy dramatizes three stages in Alice’s life: 1980, 1995, and 2005.
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Tom Stoppard Plays 5: Arcadia / The Real Thing / Night and Day / Indian Ink / Hapgood
by Tom Stoppard
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by Suzan-Lori Parks
A darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity is Suzan-Lori Parks latest riff on the way we are defined by history. The play tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, forettling a lifetime of sibling rivalry and resentment. Haunted by the past, the brothers are forced to confront the shattering reality of their future.
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Tragedy: a tragedy
by Will Eno
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Two Sisters and a Piano and Other Plays
by Nilo Cruz
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Underneath the Lintel
by Glen Berger
On an inauspicious morning at a Dutch library, a librarian makes an unexpected find in the overnight return box … a much mistreated Baedeker’s guidebook 123 years overdue. Even without compound interest, this tardiness merits a tidy fine, and in Underneath the Lintel our librarian hero determines to track down the miscreant.
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The Underpants: A Play
by Steve Martin, Carl Hose Sternheim
I’ve seen London, I’ve seen France, I’ve seen Steve Martin’s Underpants! So chanted all of New York, as they raced to see Steve Martin’s new play. Theobald Maske has an unusual problem: his wife’s underpants won’t stay on. One Sunday morning they fall to her ankles right in the middle of town — a public scandal! Mortified, Theo swears to keep her at home until she can find some less unruly undies. Amid this chaos he’s trying to rent a room in their flat. The prospective lodgers have some underlying surprises of their own.
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The Unnatural And Accidental Women
by Linda Gaboriau, Marie Clements
A surrealist dramatization of a thirty-year murder case involving many mysterious deaths in the “Skid Row” area of Vancouver.
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Unsuitable Girls
by Dolly Dhingra
Meet Chumpa Chamelli-bored secretary at Concrete Weekly, twenty-something girlfriend of the laddish Ashok, and a woman who knows her own mind and expects more from life. With East End mates Mandy and Sab in tow, Chumpa sets off on a search for a better job — and an ending straight out of the movies.
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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
by Christopher Durang
Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best New Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister Masha returns unannounced with her twenty-something boy toy, Spike. A weekend of rivalry, regret, and raucousness begins!
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Venus in Fur
by David Ives
A young playwright, Thomas, has written an adaptation of the 1870 novel “Venus in Fur” by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (after whom the term “masochism” was coined). At the end of a long day in which the actresses Thomas auditions fail to impress him, in walks Vanda, very late and seemingly clueless, but she convinces him to give her a chance. As they perform scenes from Thomas’s play, and Vanda the actor and Vanda the character gradually take control of the audition, the lines between writer, actor, director, and character begin to blur. An exploration of gender roles and sexuality, in which desire twists and turns in on itself, “Venus in Fur” is also a witty, unsettling look at the art of acting — onstage and off. “Nifty, skillfully wrought entertainment, an enjoyable game of kitten-with-a-whip and mouse.” –Charles Isherwood, New York Times
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The Vertical Hour
by David Hare
“Politics is about the reconciliation of the irreconcilable,” says Nadia Blye, a young American war reporter turned academic who teaches political studies at Yale. With her faith in academia beginning to erode and memories from her time in the Balkans and the Middle East haunting her, Nadia travels with her boyfriend, Philip Lucas, to rural England to visit her father, Oliver, who has his own past to reckon with. The challenge of Nadia’s encounter with Oliver forces decisions on her that will affect her for the rest of her life.
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Victory Gardens Theater Presents: Seven New Plays from the Playwrights Ensemble
by Richard Christiansen (Foreword), Sandy Shinner (Editor), Dennis Zacek (Editor)
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Vintage Foster: Six Plays by Norm Foster: Melville Boys / Opening Night / Motor
Trade / Wrong for Each Other / Jupiter in July / Drinking Alone

by Norm Foster
From Canada’s favorite community theatre playwright.
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Voices from the Landwash: 11 Newfoundland Playwrights
by Denyse C. Lynde (Editor)
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The Voysey Inheritance
by David Mamet
One hundred years after the first publication of The Voysey Inheritance, David Mamet resurrects Harley Granville-Barker’s classic investigation into the capitalist soul in this brilliant adaptation. For generations, the Voysey family business has been secretly skimming money from its clients’ accounts. When Edward, designated to take over the firm from his aging father, discovers the embezzlement that has been keeping his relatives in a life of luxury, he must weigh the trappings of wealth and the imperative to preserve his family’s good name against the better principles of his conscience. But moral righteousness turns to self-protection when he comes to understand fully the consequences of his “inheritance.”
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Wade in the Water
by George Boyd
Follow Nelson Williams Johns, a man in search of his roots, on an uplifting journey that begins in Civil War-era Georgia and leads to Sierra Leone. Nelson is forced to choose between a perilous freedom and the safety of the known on his quest for increased personal and social consciousness.
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Walker and Ghost Dance
by Derek Walcott
On a cold winter’s day on the Dakota plains, Catherine Weldon receives a caller, Kicking Bear, bringing news of Indian rebellion. In the fort nearby, a tiny community splinters apart over how to react. In Ghost Dance, first performed in 1989, Walcott turns a story with a foregone conclusion — Sitting Bull and his Sioux followers will die at the hands of the Army and Indian agents — into a portrait of life at a crossroads of American history.
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The Waverly Gallery
by Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan is known for his trademark humor and genius for capturing the real heart and soul of human interactions. Time magazine raved that he is “among our most gifted, unflinching and unpretentious new playwrights.” The Waverly Gallery is about the final years of a generous, chatty, and feisty grandmother’s final battle against Alzheimer’s disease.
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by Lisa Kron
The acclaimed writer and performer Lisa Kron’s newest work is all about her mom. It explores the dynamics of health, family and community with the story of her mother’s extraordinary ability to heal a changing neighborhood, despite her inability to heal herself. In this solo show with other people in it, Kron asks the provocative question: Are we responsible for our own illness?
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Wendy & Peter Pan
Ella Hickson (Author), J.M. Barrie (Author)
Adapted for the Royal Shakespeare Company, in a spectacular new version by Ella Hickson, this magical reinvention of Peter Pan shifts the focus to Wendy, who sees not only a great adventure, but also a chance to rediscover the key to her parents’ lost happiness. Fresh off an acclaimed world premiere at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Wendy & Peter Pan will delight and enthrall traditionalists and new generations alike.
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The West of All Possible Worlds: Six Contemporary Canadian Plays
by Moira Day (Editor)
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What of the Night?: Selected Plays
by Maria Irene Fornes
A major new collection of the plays by Maria Irene Fornes. Includes Abingdon Square, one of the author’s best-known works originally produced in 1987 under Fornes’ direction. This story of a young woman’s personal liberation set in Greenwich Village of the early 1900s is played out in thirty-one sparse scenes of love and betrayal. The title play, What of the Night?, is an epic drama of four short plays on the individual’s struggle with poverty, love, and sorrow. The volume also includes The Summer in Gossensass and Enter the Night. Maria Irene Fornes is a nine-time OBIE Award-winner, widely represented in the curriculum of contemporary theater in universities, and anthologized in the major contemporary drama textbooks.
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Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies: The Stage Adaptation
by Mike Poulton (Adapter), Hilary Mantel (Author)
Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell novels are the most formidable literary achievements of recent times, both recipients of the Man Booker Prize. Adapted by Mike Poulton, the plays were premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2013, directed by Jeremy Herrin. “Wolf Hall” begins in England in 1527. Henry has been King for almost twenty years and is desperate for a male heir; but Cardinal Wolsey cannot deliver the divorce he craves. In “Bring Up the Bodies,” the volatile Anne Boleyn is now Queen, her career seemingly entwined with that of Cromwell. But when the King begins to fall in love with plain Jane Seymour, the ever — pragmatic Cromwell must negotiate within an increasingly perilous Court to satisfy Henry, defend the nation, and above all, to secure his own rise in the world. This edition contains a substantial set of notes by Hilary Mantel on each of the principal characters, offering a unique insight into the plays.
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The Wolves
by Sarah DeLappe
The Wolves follows the 9 teenage girls?members of an indoor soccer team?as they warm up, engage in banter and one-upmanship, and fight battles big and small with each other and themselves. As the teammates warm up in sync, a symphony of overlapping dialogue spills out their concerns, including menstruation (pads or tampons?), is Coach hung over?, eating disorders, sexual pressure, the new girl, and the Khmer Rouge (what it is, how to pronounce it, and do they need to know about it ? “We don’t do genocides ’til senior year.”) By season’s and play’s end, amidst the wins and losses, rivalries and tragedies, they are warriors tested and ready ? they are The Wolves.
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Women in Love and Other Dramatic Writings
by Larry Kramer
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Women Writing Plays: Three Decades of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by Alexis Greene (Editor)
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Wonder of the World
by David Lindsay-Abaire
Two years after Fuddy Meers floored both audiences and critics, David Lindsay-Abaire followed up his debut hit with Wonder of the World, and had critics searching for new superlatives. The New York production featured knockout performances by Sarah Jessica Parker and Amy Sedaris. Ben Brantley, in the New York Times wrote “clearly, Mr. Lindsay-Abaire hasn’t lost his playfully wicked eye, equally appalled and affectionate . . . his style both embraces and spoofs the All-American appetite for spiritual lift, sitcom perkiness, and slimy tabloid prurience.”
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Write On: Theatre Saskatchewan Anthology of One-Act Plays
by Theatre Saskatchewan (Editor)
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Yasmina Reza: Plays 1: Art / Life X 3 / The Unexpected Man / Conversations After a Burial
by Yasmina Reza, Christopher Hampton (Translator)
Yasmina Reza’s plays reflect the razor sharp wit, social commentary, and impeccable comedic timing that have earned the praise of critics throughout the world.
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Yellow Face
David Henry Hwang
“A pungent play of ideas with a big heart. ‘Yellow Face’ brings to the national discussion about race a sense of humor a mile wide, an even-handed treatment and a hopeful, healing vision of a world that could be.” –Variety
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