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Three One-Acts by David Lindsay-Abaire - Collection / Anthology

Three One-Acts by David Lindsay-Abaire

David Lindsay-Abaire

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ISBN: 9780822221661

The three short comedies in this collection were all originally writte…

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The three short comedies in this collection were all originally written as part of The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway. Described by The New York Post as "the equivalent of a high-wire act without a net," the 24 Hour Plays is an annual benefit in which several one acts are written, cast, directed and performed on Broadway in less than a day. As Black Book says, "It's a raucous, foot-stomping evening which redefines fresh." CRAZY EIGHTS. When Connie comes home late one night, she finds her parole officer waiting in her apartment with a torte and a long list of questions. The interrogation/courting dance that follows is complicated by the after-hours arrival of Connie's charming card-playing buddy. (2 men, 1 woman.) BABY FOOD is a contemporary comedy about an off-kilter couple desperately searching for godparents for their newborn infant. Little do they know that the friends they've chosen are less than adventurous diners and on the verge of a divorce. (2 men, 2 women.) THAT OTHER PERSON. Tonight is the night Ginge and Kevin are going to tell their respective spouses the marriage-shattering secret they've been keeping from everyone. But their bomb shell gets put on the back burner when a gorgeous peeping-tom, with secrets of her own, falls in the pool and nearly drowns. (2 men, 3 women.)
"In an appetizing slice of life called CRAZY EIGHTS, David Lindsay-Abaire presents a budding, off-center romance that quietly exudes the aching and amused compassion found in his Fuddy Meers and Kimberly Akimbo. He makes ingenious and surprisingly organic use of the blurring of personal and professional roles, in what may or may not be the beginning of a beautiful relationship." —NY Times. "Astute and eye-opening! Lindsay-Abaire, who knows a good eccentric when he sees one, has something to say about unpredictable attractions between the sexes, and he says it with his usual cleverness and compassion for everyday nutzos." —TheaterMania.com. "The highlight of the night was THAT OTHER PERSON, a funny, cleverly structured, quintessentially oddball piece by David Lindsay-Abaire. By creating their shows on the fly, the artists of the '24 Hour Plays,' which are dependably messy, spontaneous and occasionally in bad taste, prove to be even fringier than the Fringe." —NY Times. "The highly amusing comic playlet THAT OTHER PERSON was the highlight of the evening, displaying Lindsay-Abaire's gift for outrageous dialogue and situations." —NY Post.
David Lindsay-Abaire

David Lindsay-Abaire

David Lindsay-Abaire was most recently awarded the 2008 Ed Kleban Award as America's most promising musical theatre lyricist. Prior to that, he received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Rabbit Hole, which premiered on Broadway at MTC's Biltmore Theatre. Rabbit Hole also received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, and the Spirit of America Award. His newest show, Shrek ... view full profile

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