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The Lively Lad - Full Length Play

The Lively Lad

Quincy Long

Full Length Play

6m, 3f

ISBN: 9780822219675

Jonathan Van Huffle, a wealthy but weak-willed widower, has promised h…

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$16.00
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Full Length Play

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"Part surreal black comedy, part cautionary moral fable…Quincy Long's THE LIVELY LAD immerses viewers in a strikingly fresh alternative reality, playing fast and loose with conventional theatrical expectations while consistently obeying its own loopy internal logic. Long's play posits a quasi-Victorian-era secret society in which unlucky males are gelded to become companions for upper-class debutantes, à la eunuchs in an Arabian Nights harem. This blunt metaphor for human cruelty proves wickedly hilarious in an unlikely but spectacularly effective stylistic marriage between formal comedy of manners and savage modern parody (think Oscar Wilde by way of Joe Orton), spiced with sardonic songs and live musical accompaniment." —LA Times.
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6m, 3f

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Quincy Long

Quincy Long's The Only Child, a musical play for families, was produced by South Coast Repertory Theater in June 2008. The Only Child was commissioned by SCR, and was the first such commission produced by the theater. People Be Heard, a play with songs, was produced in 2004 by Playwrights Horizons and published by Dramatists Play Service. Mr. Long recently completed the book for Horse Opera, a ... view full profile

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