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...David Mamet’s gift for storytelling and forging poetry from both the plain-spoken and profane turns an ill-conceived scheme to steal a rare coin into a triumph of dramatic art. In a junk shop, three men of different generations plan...
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...Starring Mark Ruffalo, Josh Hamilton and Missy Yager, the original cast was reunited for this exclusive L.A. Theatre Works performance of This is Our Youth. In 1982, on Manhattan's Upper West Side, three pot-smoking teenagers...
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...A comedy-drama about the good-hearted workers at North Shore Fish, a seafood processing plant in Gloucester, Massachusetts. When a government inspector lays down the law, their jobs and lives face irrevocable changes. An L.A. Theatre Works...
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..."A group of low-ranking real estate salesmen are trying to survive in a cut-throat office culture. But when two of them devise a plot to redress the company’s wrongs, the resulting turmoil increases the pressure to unbearable levels. A 1984...
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...The artist Mark Rothko has just hired Ken, an aspiring artist, to be his assistant – and errand boy. Ken discovers that Rothko’s temper can run hot; but as he gets to know his boss better, he finds that Rothko has opened him up to more than...

Ding Dong the Wicked

Written by

Caryl Churchill

~playauthor~Written by~ Caryl Churchill

Nick Hern Books, 2012

NHB Modern Plays

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Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (12), Female (6), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...Caryl Churchill's Ding Dong the Wicked is a short play that was first performed at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, London, on 1 October 2012. It was presented alongside Churchill's full-length play, Love and Information, which...

The Fever

Written by

Wallace Shawn

~playauthor~Written by~ Wallace Shawn

Faber and Faber, 1997

Faber Drama

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...A traveller falls ill in a poor country and plummets into a feverish self-examination. 'But something's been hidden from me, too. Something – a part of myself – has been hidden from me, and I think it's the part that's...

We Wait in Joyful Hope

Written by

Brian Mullin

~playauthor~Written by~ Brian Mullin

Methuen Drama, 2016

Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 7, Roles: Total (4), Female (3), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...One wants to restore the image of the Church, gain back the community’s trust. And as you know, this part of town has long been resistant to social progress. Otherwise Sister Bernadine wouldn’t need to work so hard...

The Low Road

Written by

Bruce Norris

~playauthor~Written by~ Bruce Norris

Nick Hern Books, 2013

NHB Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (45), Female (15), Male (30), Unassigned (0)

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...Bruce Norris's The Low Road is a satirical play in picaresque form about a reckless 18th-century American entrepreneur. It takes aim at free-market economics and cut-throat capitalism, and their consequences for our modern world...

Silk Road (How to Buy Drugs Online)  

Written by

Alex Oates

~playauthor~Written by~ Alex Oates

Methuen Drama, 2018

Modern Plays

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Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (5), Female (0), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...How is it delivered? That's the best bit! Royal Mail. Postman Pat brings your smack to your door with a smile and his black and white cat is none the wiser. Bruce is nineteen, unemployed and living...