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...In Vichy, France, in 1942, nine men are detained under a shadowy pretext. As the tension builds, the men are questioned – are they the sort of people whom the new Nazi regime considers "inferior?" An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance...
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...Four one-act plays by award-winning playwright Jane Anderson: A Seminar For Responsible Living The Last Time I Saw Her Earthquake Preparedness Lynette Has PMS With unforgettable characters and scathing humor, the stories explore...

Lunch

Written by

Steven Berkoff

~playauthor~Written by~ Steven Berkoff

Faber and Faber, 1994

Faber Drama

Playtext

Roles: Total (2), Female (1), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...A man and a woman meet on a bench by the sea, and the man tries to sell what he can – space, in a magazine. Lunch premiered at the King's Head, London, in December 1983...

Bluebeard’s Friends  

Written by

Caryl Churchill

~playauthor~Written by~ Caryl Churchill

Nick Hern Books, 2019

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...Caryl Churchill's Bluebeard’s Friends is a short play about society’s responses to atrocity. It was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs, London, on 18 September 2019 as part of Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp., a programme...

The Bow of Ulysses

Written by

Steven Berkoff

~playauthor~Written by~ Steven Berkoff

Faber and Faber, 1994

Faber Drama

Playtext

Roles: Total (2), Female (1), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...The man and woman from Lunch return in this sequel. They are still together after twenty years of marriage, conversing and watching the sea. But are they happy? Berkoff’s one-act play examines the nature of love...

The Ginger Ale Boy

Written by

Enda Walsh

~playauthor~Written by~ Enda Walsh

Nick Hern Books, 2011

Playtext

Roles: Total (10), Female (4), Male (4), Unassigned (2)

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...Enda Walsh's debut play The Ginger Ale Boy is cabaret-style piece about a ventriloquist who has a nervous breakdown. It was written for Corcadorca Theatre Company and first performed by the company at the Granary Theatre, Cork, on 30 March...

Bliss

Translated by

Caryl Churchill

~playauthor~Written by~ Olivier Choinière , Caryl Churchill ~playauthor~Translated by~ Caryl Churchill

Nick Hern Books, 2008

Playtext

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

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...Bliss is Caryl Churchill's translation of French-Canadian writer Olivier Choinière's play Felicité, exploring modern society’s obsessions with celebrity and its impact on private lives. It was first performed in this translation...

Salad Day

Written by

Deirdre Kinahan

~playauthor~Written by~ Deirdre Kinahan

Nick Hern Books, 2013

Playtext

Roles: Total (2), Female (1), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...An elderly couple trapped in a nursing home plot a daring escape into the sunshine...

Noonday Demons

Written by

Peter Barnes

~playauthor~Written by~ Peter Barnes

Methuen Drama, 1989

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

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

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...In Noonday Demons, Peter Barnes explores a theatrical mode in which everything is simultaneously tragic and ridiculous. St Eusebius is in devotional exile in the desert, alone apart from a tower of his own excrement, enduring extreme...

How These Desperate Men Talk

Written by

Enda Walsh

~playauthor~Written by~ Enda Walsh

Nick Hern Books, 2011

Playtext

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

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...Enda Walsh's How These Desparate Men Talk is a short play, first performed (with the title Fraternity) at the Schauspielhaus Zürich on 18 December 2004. The play is set on an almost bare stage, with two middle-aged men...