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The Unexpected Man - Full Length Play

The Unexpected Man

Christopher Hampton, Yasmina Reza

Full Length Play

1m, 1f

ISBN: 9780822217930

Two strangers on a train. One is a famous author, the other a great ad…

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Two strangers on a train. One is a famous author, the other a great admirer of his. Will she have the nerve to bring his latest book out of her bag and read it? Or better yet, will she have the nerve to speak to him? In searching monologues, author and admirer reveal the rich unpredictability of their inner lives, and a journey that began simply as a trip from Paris to Frankfurt becomes an adventure of the mind.
"Reza's artful play may persuade you that there is nothing of greater value in all the world than a brief encounter between strangers on a train." —The New Yorker. "This is a subtle, touching work about lonely people who allow only their imaginations to run wild." —NY Daily News. "…an elegant, witty little play full of sad observations about life and loneliness, about the ways fantasies can shape encounters." —NY Post.


1m, 1f


Christopher Hampton

Christopher James Hampton was born in England in 1946. While at Oxford University, he wrote about his experiences with adolescent homosexuality in the play When Did You Last See My Mother? The play moved from London's Royal Court Theatre to the Comedy Theatre, making Mr. Hampton the youngest modern playwright to debut in the West End. He then adapted the novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses into both a ... view full profile

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