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...This Pulitzer Prize winner tells the powerful story of an epileptic woman in her early 40’s systematically preparing her own death - and the frantic and touching efforts of her mother to stop her. This searing drama is guaranteed to keep...

Harry's Christmas

Written by

Steven Berkoff

~playauthor~Written by~ Steven Berkoff

Faber and Faber, 1994

Faber Drama

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

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...It is a few days until Christmas and Harry is waiting for someone to be in touch, for an old lover to have a drink with him, for a friend to show up. But as the big day comes, he falls into lonely and isolated despair...
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...In 1950’s Houston, an affluent couple is transformed by tragedy when their son dies under mysterious circumstances and the husband loses his job of 40 years. Shirley Knight recreates her Tony-nominated performance in this 1995 Pulitzer...
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...This Pulitzer Prize-winner is a deeply touching and funny play about three eccentric sisters from a small Southern town rocked by scandal when Babe, the youngest, shoots her husband. Humor and pathos abound as the sisters unite...
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...Ibsen's classic story of a woman who sets out to destroy her husband and his smug, middle-class attitudes, but instead finds herself having to make a grave decision. This television production is related to the 1991 Abbey Theatre, Dublin...
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...For learning resources, visit this page. Age recommendation: 8+ A new version for younger audiences by Bijan Sheibani and Ben Power. Originally staged as part of the National Theatre’s Shakespeare...
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...One of the first and greatest of all Greek tragedies, Harry Lennix stars as Oedipus, the king who unwittingly kills his father and marries his mother. Includes a Q & A session with translator and director Nicholas Rudall. An L.A. Theatre...

Ross & Rachel

Written by

James Fritz

~playauthor~Written by~ James Fritz

Nick Hern Books, 2015

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

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...What happens when two friends who were always meant to be together, get together - and stay together? No one told them life was going to be this way... A dark and uncompromising play about romance, expectation...
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...A series of short comedic works from playwright David Ives, with subjects ranging from the Lindbergh baby to chimps typing literary classics. The title work is a more serious, nostalgic look at two generations of apartment dwellers who meet...

Bajazet  

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Hollinghurst , Jean Racine

Faber and Faber, 2012

Faber Drama

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Acts: 5, Scenes: 36, Roles: Total (7), Female (3), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Bajazet is Racine’s most violent drama; it ends, like Phèdre, with a female character’s on-stage suicide, here the culmination of a vividly described sequence of off-stage murders. The setting, in a claustrophobic space within the harem...