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  • I Am My Own Wifeby Doug Wright

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 11.90

    I Am My Own Wife is the winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. From the Obie Award-winning author of Quills comes this acclaimed one-man show, which explores the astonishing true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. A transvestite and celebrated antiques dealer who successfully navigated the two most oppressive regimes of the past century-the... more...

  • Fat Pigby Neil LaBute

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 11.90

    Cow. Slob. Pig. How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus sized-and then some. Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow (although shockingly funny) friends, finally he comes to terms... more...

  • David Kranes Selected Playsby David Kranes

    Level 4 Press, Inc. 2011; US$ 9.95

    Collection of plays by David Kranes more...

  • Spinning into Butterby Rebecca Gilman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 11.90

    Set on a college campus in Vermont, Spinning into Butter is a new play by a major young American playwright that explores the dangers of both racism and political correctness in America today in a manner that is at once profound, disturbing, darkly comic, and deeply cathartic. Rebecca Gilman challenges our preconceptions about race relations, writing... more...

  • Quills and Other Playsby Doug Wright

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 6.79

    Selected early works from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. Throughout his work, Doug Wright has often combined the personal, the social, and the political, in the process unearthing fundamental truths about life and art while casting an unblinking eye on the dark--and darkly funny--side of human nature. Gathered here are three of Wright's... more...

  • This Is How It Goesby Neil LaBute

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 11.90

    Belinda and Cody Phipps appear a typical Midwestern couple: teenage sweethearts, children, luxurious home. Typical except that Cody is black--"rich, black, and different," in the words of Belinda, who finds herself attracted to a former (white) classmate. As the battle for her affections is waged, Belinda and Cody frankly doubt the foundation of... more...

  • Detroitby Lisa D'Amour

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 10.50

    In a "first ring" suburb outside a midsize American city, Ben and Mary fire up the grill to welcome the new neighbors who've moved into the long-empty house next door. The fledgling friendship soon veers out of control, shattering the fragile hold that newly unemployed Ben and burgeoning alcoholic Mary have on their way of life?with unexpected comic... more...

  • Wrecksby Neil LaBute

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 6.79

    Can someone honestly love a person whom they have deceived for thirty years? This is the central question behind Wrecks , Neil LaBute's latest foray into the dark side of human nature. Meet Edward Carr: loving father, successful businessman, grieving widower. In this concise powerhouse of a play, LaBute limns the boundaries of love, exploring the... more...

  • Clybourne Parkby Bruce Norris

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 11.20

    Clybourne Park spans two generations fifty years apart. In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bedroom at a bargain price, unknowingly bringing the first black family into the neighborhood (borrowing a plot line from Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun ) and creating ripples of discontent among the cozy white residents of Clybourne... more...

  • Soul of a Whore and Purvisby Denis Johnson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 14.00

    Two plays?hilarious and searing in equal measure?by one of our most essential and original authors In his poetry, short stories, novels, and plays, the National Book Award-winning author Denis Johnson has explored the story of America?especially of the West, land of self-made men and self-perpetuating myths?with searing honesty and genuine sympathy.... more...