Millicent Scowlworthy


Author: Rob Handel
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 0573698783
Category: Drama
Page: 59
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A girl found murdered in the cellar on Christmas morning. A massacre at the high school. The grownups of the community want to forget, but the children have begun to meet in the middle of the night to remember. Nine teenagers gather at an overgrown memorial and reenact the story.

Programs

Presented by Guest Artists, Faculty and Students
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Concert programs
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The Man


Author: James Graham
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408135337
Category: Drama
Page: 64
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"This is my first tax return. Thank you...erm for offering to... for helping. I realise it's a bit weird. It's just. This is...it's the only way I can think to make it better. The only way I can think to do it. With other people. Like this." Tax is really, really taxing for Ben Edwards. Self-employed. And afraid... And now he must face his dreaded self assessment form, with every receipt evoking the good times and the bad - memories of things gone wrong, gone right, the journeys he's been on, the relationships that have begun and ended and the people he has lost. As Ben begins to stitch together the patchwork quilt that was the Tax Year 2009/2010, he relives a year that was both hilarious and tragic, all mixed up in one shoe box of receipts. Award-winning playwright James Graham presents an affectionate and funny portrait of one man's year-long experience, pieced together from receipts, shopping and commercial transactions. With a web of narratives, the play's structure is innovative and flexible. In performance, each receipt triggers a unique story and the actor plucks the receipts from the audience's hands at random.

Hazelwood Jr. High


Author: Rob Urbinati
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 0573697051
Category: Drama
Page: 86
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Drama / 6 f At first, Hazelwood Jr. High is like any other middle school - cliques and crushes, dances and detention. But when a new girl unwittingly steps into a "love triangle," a revenge plot is hatched, and events spin out of control, escalating into a shocking and unimaginable climax. Based on a true story. "Mr. Urbinati's script is based on court testimony and psychological and police reports. Even in the era of Jeffrey Dahlmer and Susan Smith, the story holds its own grotesquerie; you can see why Mr. Urbinati was hooked by it. It takes the absolutely ordinary subject of teenage rivalry and revenge pranks, gives it an exotic lesbian twist and then pushes it to the outer limits of sociopathic behavior. Mr. Elliott, Mr. Urbinati and the cast do nicely in conveying the solemn earnestness of young love and social warfare." - Ben Brantley, The New York Times

The Secret Lives of Losers


Author: Megan Mostyn-Brown
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573651144
Category: Drama
Page: 82
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Drama /2w, 3m, 1 female voiceover In high school, Neely was deemed "Most Likely to Succeed," but at 19, she's still working at the Amoco station and taking care of her meth-addicted younger brother (their mom ran out on them in search of herself). Her best-friend is a small-time drug dealer (also 19) who's taking care of the baby he had with a girl who has gone off to college abandoning them both. Into this mess strolls a new cop, who takes an interest in Neely and starts to date her. A swift-moving, compassionate script about young adults in bad circumstances looking for a way out. Performance licensing available from Samuel French, Inc.

Crooked


Author: Catherine Trieschmann
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408147491
Category: Drama
Page: 128
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Coming-of-age drama with sideways glance at evangelical and Sapphic love 'I mean, the fact that Jesus chose to turn the water into wine, rather than just decontaminating it, proves that drinking alcohol is not a sin.' Fourteen-year-old Laney arrives in Oxford, Mississippi, an outsider with a twisted back and only her writing to keep her company. When she befriends the hapless born-again Maribel, Laney's penchant for story-telling soon spirals out of control. A hilarious chain of events is set in motion, sparking a spiritual and sexual journey that infuriates her mother and threatens to tear their fragile world apart. A gloriously sideways glance at evangelical and Sapphic love way down south, Crooked premiered at the Bush Theatre, London, 3 May 2006. 'a work of warped loveliness, directed with exquisite delicacy and acted with tenderness and wit . . . Gorgeous almost beyond belief.' Times 'a play of immense psychological shrewdness' Guardian 'delicious satirical naughtiness' Independent on Sunday

Girl


Author: Megan Mostyn-Brown
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573651045
Category: Drama
Page: 111
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A play about what it means to be a "girl" in this day and age. The girls in this play show great strength, revealing their vulnerabilities in language that is honest and extremely compelling. Split into three sections, the characters speak entirely in monologues (with some overlap), providing great material for auditions and monologue work.

Milk Like Sugar


Author: Kirsten Greenidge
Publisher: Samuel French, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780573700361
Category: Drama
Page: 66
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It's Annie Desmond's sixteenth birthday, and her friends have decided to help her celebrate in style, complete with a brand new tattoo. Before her special night is over, however, Annie and her friends enter into a life-altering pact. When Annie tries to make good on her promise to her friends, she's forced to take a good look at the world that surrounds her.

Stunning


Author: David Adjmi
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 0573697817
Category: Drama
Page: 126
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"Sixteen-year-old Lily knows nothing beyond the Syrian-Jewish community in Brooklyn where she lives a cloistered life with her much older husband. Soon an unlikely relationship with her enigmatic African-American maid opens Lily's world to new possibilities--but at a huge price."--P. [4] of cover.

The Descartes Highlands


Author: Eric Gamalinda
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 1617753041
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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The American debut novel by the winner of the National Book Award of the Philippines.

Belleville


Author: Amy Herzog
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 1559367717
Category: Drama
Page: 80
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"A quietly devastating play... Both a perceptive drama depicting the sudden fraying of a young marriage and a nail-biting psychological thriller... Belleville is among the most suspenseful plays I've seen in years." - Charles Isherwood, New York Times "Masterly... Among the new crop of young American playwrights, Herzog is in a class by herself." - Richard Zoglin, Time Abby and Zack, young American newlyweds, have abandoned a comfortable postgraduate life in the states for Belleville, a bustling, bohemian, multicultural Parisian neighborhood. But as secrets both minor and monumental are revealed, their fraught relationship begins to unravel. Belleville examines the limits of trust and dependency in a world where love can turn pathological and our most intimate relationships may not be what they seem. AMY HERZOG’s plays include 4,000 Miles (Pulitzer Prize finalist), After the Revolution and The Great God Pan. Ms. Herzog is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Whiting Writers’ Award, an Obie Award and the Helen Merrill Award for Aspiring Playwrights.

The Dramatist

The Journal of the Dramatists Guild, Inc
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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Theater
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Pool (no Water)


Author: Mark Ravenhill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780573704512
Category: Betrayal
Page: 33
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"A famous artist invites her old friends to her luxurious new home. For one night only, the group is back together. But celebrations come to an abrupt end when the host suffers an horrific accident. As the victim lies in a coma, an almost unthinkable plan starts to take shape: could her suffering be their next work of art? Pool (No Water) is a visceral and shocking new play about the fragility of friendship and the jealousy and resentment inspired by success."--Page 4 of cover.

Pretty Theft


Author: Adam Szymkowicz
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 0573697213
Category: Drama
Page: 75
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"Pretty Theft was produced by Flux Theatre Ensemble at the Access Theatre in New York City, opening on April 24, 2009."--P. [4].

Taking Care of Baby


Author: Dennis Kelly
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849433615
Category: Drama
Page: 88
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‘None of this is the truth. It’s just people saying things. It’s all subjective. There’s the truth, and there’s what people think is the truth, and it all depends on how you slant it...’ Taking Care of Baby tackles the complex case of Donna McAuliffe, a young mother convicted of the murder of her two infant children. In a series of probing interviews the people in this extraordinary story, including Donna herself and her bewildered mother Lynn, reveal how they may have harmed those they sought to protect. Dennis Kelly’s ambitious play uses the popular techniques of drama-documentary and verbatim theatre to explore how truth is compromised by today’s information culture.

No Fear Shakespeare

A Companion
Author: Spark Publishing
Publisher: Spark Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781411497467
Category: Drama
Page: 302
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Using selected passages from the "No Fear Shakespeare" translations, offers an introduction to the life and works of William Shakespeare and includes a brief biography, a portrait of life in sixteenth century England, and an overview of Shakespearian-eratheater.

How the World Began


Author: Catherine Trieschmann
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408177145
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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Sharp, thoughtful and mysterious, How the World Began is a powerful story about an outsider in a close-knit, devastated community. Susan, a science teacher from Manhattan, starts work in a small rural Kansas town that's been ripped apart by a tornado. When one of her pupils - the damaged, articulate Micah - takes offence at an off-the-cuff remark about how life on Earth began, Susan is thrown into an ethical firestorm about science and faith that leads to her fearing for her safety. Casting light on the tension between religion and secular liberalism, How the World Began explores the debate between creationism and evolution, and how this is taught in schools. With hints of American classics like Inherit the Wind and The Catcher in the Rye, the play traces the inexorable, fatalistic momentum from a single casual act into an all-encompassing dispute. A dispute which then threatens the very foundations of a community still reeling from a colossal disaster. In addition to its relevant and complex themes, the play is also about human psychology and what drives people to extreme ideological positions in times of duress. With writing which is provocative, moving and intelligent, Catherine Trieschmann asks important questions alongside in-depth character studies. This shrewd and compassionate drama is astute, perceptive and controversial.

Love in the wars

a version of Penthesilea by Heinrich von Kleist
Author: John Banville,Heinrich von Kleist
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 78
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