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The Death of Frank - Full Length Play

The Death of Frank

Stephen Belber

Full Length Play

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780822219163

THE DEATH OF FRANK is the story of Peter, a young, earnest gardener wi…

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THE DEATH OF FRANK is the story of Peter, a young, earnest gardener with a desire to save the world, and Natalie, his odd, jaded sister, who tends to like things that hurt her. One of those things is Frank, an older guy with a rough edge and a shady job description. Peter's world is Natalie, so naturally he wants to save her, but he accidentally falls in love with a linguist named Lynn who tries to teach him that there's more to life than one's sister. This is a play about choices made in the face of unavoidable desire; it's about form and function, sweetness and danger, and passion and articulation.
"The real edge in Belber's work has to do with [the characters'] predisposition to violence as a way of expressing, and receiving, love. It's a pathology that plays out chillingly and with stark emotional contours." —CurtainUp. "Belber is a master of understatement as a comic device as well as using abrupt pauses and conversational non sequiturs to convey more complexity than most dramatists manage in an entire evening." —Broadway.com.


2m, 2f


Stephen Belber

Stephen Belber's plays include Geomtery of Fire, (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); Fault Lines, (Naked Angels/Cherry Lane); A Small, Melodramatic Story, (LAByrinth Theater Company); McReele, (Roundabout); Match, (Broadway, Tony nomination for Frank Langella); Tape, (Naked Angels, NYC/LA/London); The Laramie Project, (Associate Writer); Carol Mulroney, (Huntington Theater); One Million Butterflies ... view full profile

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