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...Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Moss Hart’s Light up the Sky is a fast-paced, hilarious and ultimately loving look inside show business, set just before and immediately after a Broadway bound play meets its first audience. An L.A. Theatre...
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...What if Blanche Dubois didn't go crazy? Or the Three Sisters actually made it to Moscow? When he discovers he's only a fictitious, never seen character in a Oscar Wilde play, Bunbury joins forces with Rosaline, Romeo's never-seen obsession...
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..."One of America's great dramatists rocked the worlds of Broadway and Hollywood in this moving drama about a desperately self-destructive alcoholic actor and Georgie, his long-suffering wife. A searing, emotional play of love and redemption....
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...Hywel Bennett, Alan Badel, Nigel Hawthorne and John Gielgud star in Sheridan's clever farce on the pretensions of the theatrical world. The Critic: or, a Tragedy Rehearsed is a political and literary satire, following in the vein of George...
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...Benny Silverman, a retired, successful actor, seems to have surmounted the bitter time in his life when Leo Greshen, a good friend and colleague “named” him in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Benny’s flourishing...
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...Showbiz is John Logan’s harrowing tale of life and death in the theatre. It tells the story of the brilliant young director Julian, whose single minded determination drives those around him to personal and artistic extremes. An L.A. Theatre...

Bob’s Your Elf

Written by

Norm Foster

~playauthor~Written by~ Norm Foster

Playwrights Canada Press, 2010

Playwrights Canada Press

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 4, Roles: Total (5), Female (2), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...An elf named Bob gets banished from the North Pole to learn a lesson about cooperation. Because of his bad attitude, Santa sends him to a small town to help out with their Christmas pageant. Here, Bob is faced with a group of bumbling...
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...Sir Laurence Olivier. Orson Welles. Vivien Leigh. Joan Plowright. Kenneth Tynan. When these champions of the theatre get together to rehearse Ionesco’s Rhinoceros, mere mortals best step aside. With lightning wit and scathing insight...

The BFG

Written by

David Wood

~playauthor~Written by~ David Wood

Methuen Drama, 1999

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2

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...One night at the orphanage, Sophie can’t sleep. When she looks out the window, she sees a giant blowing dreams into children’s heads through their bedroom windows. Realising he’s been spotted, the Big Friendly Giant grabs Sophie and takes...

Rough Crossing

Written by

Tom Stoppard

~playauthor~Written by~ Tom Stoppard

Faber and Faber, 1999

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (6), Female (1), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...The two co-authors, the composer and most of the cast of a musical comedy destined for Broadway are simultaneously trying to finish and rehearse the play while crossing the Atlantic on an ocean liner...