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...After Vladimir Lenin’s death, Stalin orders two Jewish scientists to preserve Lenin’s body for all time. If they succeed, the rewards will be considerable. If not, it’s the gulag – or worse. Based on real events, Vern Theissen’s nimble dark...
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...When a small town relies on tourists flocking to its baths, will a report of dangerously polluted waters be enough to shut them down? Henrik Ibsen weighs the cost of public health versus a town’s livelihood in An Enemy of the People...
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...Playwright Kenneth Lonergan has made a career of creating characters whose considerable flaws often get in the way of their good intentions. In Lobby Hero, two menial security guards are embroiled in an unexpected family fiasco...
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...A timely docudrama about The Washington Post’s decision to publish the Pentagon Papers, a top secret study documenting U.S. involvement in Vietnam. The subsequent trial tested the parameters of the First Amendment, pitting the public...
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...This darkly satirical drama by Gore Vidal finds two presidential contenders seeking the endorsement of an aging ex-president, and explores how personal agendas can change the course of a nation's destiny. The political intrigues rampant...
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...Terry Malloy, the “seemingly soulless street survivor,” unwittingly lures a rebellious longshoreman to his death in Budd Schulberg’s searing drama about the New York waterfront, the racketeering unions controlling it, and the kid who...

The Mill: Part I: Now We Are Brody

Written by

Matthew MacFadzean

~playauthor~Written by~ Matthew MacFadzean

Playwrights Canada Press, 2011

Playwrights Canada Press

Playtext

Scenes: 11, Roles: Total (6), Female (3), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...It’s 1854 at the start of Now We Are Brody. The mill is boarded up as the townsfolk attempt to bury a dark shame from their past, but the arrival of a young woman with the deed to the mill threatens to unearth its secret...

Cordon

Written by

Nebojsa Romcevic

~playauthor~Written by~ Nebojsa Romcevic

Aurora Metro Books, 2000

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (8), Female (2), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...A group of Special Police in Belgrade incite a riot at a peaceful protest, maliciously beating a student. A harsh indictment of the brutality and corruption of the Milosevic regime. Banned throughout Yugoslavia...

Knuckle

Written by

David Hare

~playauthor~Written by~ David Hare

Faber and Faber, 1996

Faber Drama

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 16, Roles: Total (10), Female (2), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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...Knuckle combines surrealism and satire in a breathlessly fast-moving plot when Curly Delafield, mercenary soldier and gun-runner, returns to Guilford to find out what has happened to his sister Sarah...

Language Rooms  

~playauthor~Written by~ Yussef El Guindi , Michael Malek Najjar ~playauthor~Edited by~ Michael Malek Najjar

Methuen Drama, 2019

Bloomsbury Publishing

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (4), Female (0), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...A dystopian reflection of the vast network of black site/secret prisons established by the Central Intelligence Agency after 9/11 with the aim of confidentially detaining those deemed terrorists and subjecting them to indefinite detention...