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Redevelopment

Written by

Vaclav Havel

~playauthor~Written by~ Vaclav Havel

Faber and Faber, 1994

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 5, Roles: Total (14), Female (5), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...'Set in a medieval castle in a historic town in Eastern Europe. Supervised by a state functionary and led by an emotionally chaotic project director, a group of architects struggle to come up with a high-rise building scheme...
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...The acclaimed comedy trio known as Culture Clash spent three months interviewing about 70 Miami residents for this mix of vignettes about urban renewal, crimes, hurricanes and immigration, as well as where to get a plate of arroz con pollo...
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...A full-cast performance of Chekhov’s masterpiece starring Jennifer Westfeldt, Tessa Thompson, Sarah Zimmerman and Jon Hamm. Meet Olga, Masha, and Irina, warm and cultured young sisters who were reared in the exciting hubbub of Moscow...
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...This thrilling full-cast audio dramatization of Nelson Algren’s seminal novel Never Come Morning, dubbed "an unusual and brilliant book" by the New York Times, traces the gritty lives of Polish youths in the Chicago slums of the 1940s. "I...

Existence

Written by

Edward Bond

~playauthor~Written by~ Edward Bond

Methuen Drama, 2006

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Roles: Total (2), Female (0), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...A dark night in a neglected city suburb. An unnamed man breaks into a flat, scrambling for something to steal. As he rifles through the flat, he finds that there is nothing worth stealing, that vandalism proves unsatisying...

Any Given Day  

Written by

Linda McLean

~playauthor~Written by~ Linda McLean

Nick Hern Books, 2010

Playtext

Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (5), Female (2), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Linda McLean's play Any Given Day is a drama about urban isolation, our fear of the unknown, and our guilt and responsibility towards ourselves and others. It was first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, on 29 May 2010...

Sugar Baby  

Written by

Alan Harris

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Harris

Nick Hern Books, 2017

Playtext

Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (1), Female (0), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Alan Harris's Sugar Baby is one-man comedy-drama about a small-time drug dealer in Cardiff. It was first produced by Dirty Protest at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017, and first performed there on 4 August in Paines Plough’s pop-up...

This Lime Tree Bower

Written by

Conor McPherson

~playauthor~Written by~ Conor McPherson

Nick Hern Books, 2011

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (3), Female (0), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Conor McPherson's This Lime Tree Bower is a play for three male performers, told in interlocking monologues. It was first performed as an Íomhá Ildánach/Fly by Night co-production at the Crypt Arts Centre, Dublin, on 26 September 1995...

Duck Variations

Written by

David Mamet

~playauthor~Written by~ David Mamet

Methuen Drama, 1994

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Scenes: 14

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...Emil and George, two gentlemen in their sixties, are sitting on a park bench by a lake in a big city. Wherever their conversation goes, it always comes back to ducks: their mating habits, their mortal enemies, their inevitable demise...

Lagan

Written by

Stacey Gregg

~playauthor~Written by~ Stacey Gregg

Nick Hern Books, 2011

Playtext

Acts: 4, Roles: Total (10), Female (5), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Stacey Gregg’s play Lagan is a kaleidoscope of stories from post-Troubles Belfast, an intimate portrait of the city and its inhabitants. It was first performed at the Ovalhouse Theatre, London, on 26 October 2011. The play...