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Beast - Full Length Play

Beast

Michael Weller

Full Length Play

5m, 2f

ISBN: 9780822223498

Two American war veterans, mutilated in a firefight in Iraq, find thei…

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Full Length Play

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Two American war veterans, mutilated in a firefight in Iraq, find their way home from a military hospital in Germany in a harrowing and hilarious road trip that includes an illegal arms dealer, an Asian pimp, prostitutes with special skills, a wife, a fellow war vet, a lunatic born-again longhaul trucker and finally, in Crawford, Texas, their Commander in Chief, whom they thank and offer a plan to win the war.
"Michael Weller approaches a painful subject from an unusual perspective in his new play, BEAST, a macabre drama…forsakes documentary realism—the staple aesthetic for much theater about the current conflict—in favor of something more adventurous…pungently written…grimly comic." —NY Times. "…a surreal combination of Frankenstein and Of Mice and Men…[a] striking approach." —NY Post.
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5m, 2f

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Michael Weller

Michael Weller studied music composition at Brandeis University, then worked as a jazz pianist before taking his graduate degree in theater at the University of Manchester, England. His best-known plays are Moonchildren, Fishing, Loose Ends and Spoils Of War. His films include Hair and Ragtime and a teleplay of Spoils of War. He co-founded (with Angelina Fiordelissi and Suzanne Brinkley) and ... view full profile

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