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Last to Go

Written by

Harold Pinter

~playauthor~Written by~ Harold Pinter

Grove Press, 1994

Grove Atlantic Drama

Playtext

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

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Summary
...Last to Go, Request Stop and Special Offer were performed in the revue Pieces of Eight, which opened at the Apollo Theatre, London, in September 1959...

Last to Go

Written by

Harold Pinter

~playauthor~Written by~ Harold Pinter

Faber and Faber, 1996

Faber Drama

Playtext

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

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Summary
...Last to Go, Request Stop and Special Offer were performed in the revue Pieces of Eight, which opened at the Apollo Theatre, London, in September 1959...
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...Sensitive "Spoon" LeVay and his brother "Flip" see their weekend at the family home on Martha's Vineyard as a perfect opportunity to introduce their girlfriends to their upper class African American parents. Instead, they stumble...
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...It’s Christmas Eve, 1938, and 15-year-old Cassidy Smith is very pregnant with the child of 40ish Reed Hooker. Cassidy is desperate to marry Reed, Reed is desperate to open Louisiana’s hottest new taxi-dancing emporium and neither...
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..."Generally, it's the tortured who turn into torturers." Carl Gustav Jung Suspense mounts when Paulina and her husband offer hospitality to a stranger. Paulina thinks she recognizes, in their guest, the man who tortured her in prison...
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...Dreams of Home dives deep into the bleak and ever-challenging world of the New York City homeless. Pedro, a Latino former-playboy down on his luck, and Sandra, a ruined beauty-turned-tramp slowly succumbing to illness, tentatively explore...
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...Knocked-up and seriously broke, a successful publicist is plunged into a topsy-turvy world of welfare mothers and drug addicts, and forced to confront the family she left behind. Fabulation is a darkly comic rags-to-riches-to-rags tale...
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...In an emotional ecosystem as complex as that of our planet, is life nothing more than survival of the fittest? Michael Hollinger based his probing work on the real-life giant tortoise named “Lonesome George”, and the efforts to preserve his...
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...In a rundown house in Philadelphia live two orphan brothers: the reclusive, frightened Philip and the violent pickpocket thief, Treat. Into this savage and ferociously funny world enters Harold, a shadowy underworld figure of power...

Piknik

Written by

Joned Suryatmoko

~playauthor~Written by~ Joned Suryatmoko

Aurora Metro Books, 2016

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Roles: Total (5), Female (0), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...The powerless are given voice in this play by Joned Suryatmoko (Indonesia), reminding us that poverty can easily lead to abuse and exploitation...