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André's Mother and Other Short Plays - Collection / Anthology

André's Mother and Other Short Plays

Terrence McNally

Collection / Anthology

ISBN: 9780822214199

HIDDEN AGENDAS is a satirical look at nonprofit arts institutions that…

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HIDDEN AGENDAS is a satirical look at nonprofit arts institutions that depend on the various whims of their subscribers wishes, the beneficence of the National Endowment for the Arts, charitable patrons and the passing fashions of the times. (13 men and women.) STREET TALK is a confrontational monologue pondering the changes in the American Theatre from the sixties when theatre itself sought to confront, challenge and educate, to today's theatre which seems only to give a bigger bang for the buck. (1 man, 1 woman.) THE WIBBLY, WOBBLY WIGGLY DANCE THAT CLEOPATTERER DID follows a lonely young man and a male hustler during their one-night stand. Their meeting leads to a discussion, in detail, about the pros and cons of being with a man or a woman. Only one of them has any leanings towards true intimacy. Unfortunately, he isn't the one who is being paid, and after his rented partner leaves, he is left to mull over his bitterest feelings. (2 men.) ANDRÉ'S MOTHER. At André's memorial, his lover tries one last time to get through to André's mother, an imposing figure in André's life. Not realizing her hidden emotions, he tells her everything he can before leaving her alone to deal with her own sense of grief and loneliness. (2 men, 2 women.)
Terrence McNally

Terrence McNally

Terrence McNally's most recent collaboration is the book for The Visit at Arlington's Signature Theatre with score by John Kander and Fredd Ebb. His most recent play Unusual Acts of Devotion premiered at the Philadelphia Theatre Company in 2008. His play Deuce played on Broadway in the 2006-2007 season. His play Some Men premiered in the 2007 season at Second Stage Theatre. Mr. McNally also ... view full profile

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