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The Rules of Charity - Full Length Play

The Rules of Charity

John Belluso

Full Length Play

3m, 2f

ISBN: 9780822220961

Loretta thinks she is a machine. Her father, Monty, seeks independence…

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Full Length Play


Bare Stage/Simple Set

Loretta thinks she is a machine. Her father, Monty, seeks independence and a place in history. Will Loretta learn the secret she needs to hear? Will Monty forgive her for a slap across the face that broke the rules? A play about the body, love and contradiction.
"CHARITY is smart, provocative, subversively funny and genuinely touching…Belluso mixes emotional intensity with sharp Satire/Political Satire and more than a little politics…it's astonishingly good." —San Francisco Chronicle. "At one level, Belluso's engrossing play describes what it's like to eke out a living in America on meager disability checks and food stamps…At another level, CHARITY provides a lacerating critique of altruism—that most highly prized of American virtues…THE RULES OF CHARITY is a bold and passionate work." —San Francisco Weekly. "…a risk well worth taking…an experience you're not likely to have encountered before…THE RULES OF CHARITY is a commanding dramatic force." —Oakland Tribune.


3m, 2f

John Belluso

John Belluso

John Belluso's plays include: The Poor Itch (produced by The Public Theatre), A Nervous Smile (produced by the Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival of New Plays), The Body of Bourne (produced by the Mark Taper Forum), Henry Flamethrowa (produced by Trinity Repertory Company, Victory Gardens Theatre and Studio Dante), The Rules of Charity (produced by the Magic Theatre), Body Songs, ... view full profile

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