Written by Alan Ball—Academy Award winning writer of American Beauty and creator of True Blood and Six Feet Under. During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women's spirit.
Written by Tom Griffin—Writer of numerous American dramas which provide the audience a ‘real life look” into the lives of the handicapped. The play is set in a communal residence in a New England city, where four mentally handicapped men live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly "burned out" young social worker named Jack. Mingled with scenes from the daily lives of these four, where "little things" sometimes become momentous (and often very funny), are moments of great poignancy when, with touching effectiveness, we are reminded that the handicapped, like the rest of us, want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time that they, like their more fortunate brothers, are allotted on this earth.
The Story: Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies weaves together nostalgia, music and merriment in this new seasonal classic. A holiday show for people of all ages and all faiths, CONEY ISLAND CHRISTMAS introduces us to Shirley Abramowitz, a young Jewish girl who (much to her immigrant parents' exasperation) is cast as Jesus in the school's Christmas pageant. As Shirley, now much older, recounts the memorable story to her great- granddaughter, the play captures a timeless and universal tale of what it means to be an American during the holidays.
Book and Lyrics by Joel Paley and Music by Marvin Laird. Awarded the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off Broadway Musical. Eight-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she will do anything to win the part in her school musical. Anything includes murdering the leading lady! A spoof that has enough absurd plot twists and multiple identities to fill several old movies...The fun comes from the sheer brazenness. A wonderfully smart and funny send up of every Broadway brat from Gypsy to The Bad Seed...loaded with campy wit and charm.
Written by Jon Robin Baitz—Playwright and screenwriter for stage, film and television, Baitz is the author and creator of the television series Brothers and Sisters and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for A Fair Country. Other Desert Cities was nominated for numerous awards both on and off Broadway. The play's events occur around the Christmas 2004 holiday, when the family of Polly and Lyman Wyeth gather in Palm Springs, California. Their daughter Brooke Wyeth returns home after six years and announces to her family that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history—a wound they don't want reopened. That event is the suicide of her late brother Henry, who had been involved with the radical underground subculture, and Brooke’s book threatens to reveal her family’s long hidden secret.
Written by Ken Ludwig—Writer of numerous plays including Moon Over Buffalo, I Hate Hamlet, and Lend Me a Tenor. Winner of Tony Awards for Crazy For You and Lend Me a Tenor. In this hilarious comedy, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! Hilarity follows!
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