MISADVENTURE: MONOLOGUES AND SHORT PIECES brings together in one collection sixteen short works from one of the finest and most provocative voices in contemporary American theatre, Donald Margulies, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Dinner with Friends. Featured in this volume is LUNA PARK (2 men, 2 women, doubling), a forty-minute reverie about parents and children set in Coney Island in the early twentieth century, inspired by a short story by Delmore Schwartz. Other titles include: NOCTURNE (flexible casting.); MISADVENTURE (1 man, 1 woman.); LOUIE (1 man.); ANTHONY (1 man.); JOEY (1 man.); LOLA (1 man.); MANNY (1 man.); I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING (1 woman.); SOMNAMBULIST (1 woman.); FATHER AND SON (2 men.); DEATH IN THE FAMILY (2 men.); HOMEWORK (1 man, 1 woman.); FIRST LOVE (1 man, 1 woman.); NEW YEAR'S EVE (2 men, 1 woman.); KIBBUTZ (3 men.)
"Diabolical ingenuity and rueful tenderness…dark wit and gentle lyricism…lovely and devastating…a playwright with a particularly pungent and intelligent vision." —NY Times. "A playwright of most unusual imaginative power." —NY Post.