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Three Postcards - Full Length Musical

Three Postcards

Craig Lucas, Craig Carnelia

Full Length Musical

2m, 3f

ISBN: 9780822214779

The place is a trendy restaurant in Greenwich Village, empty except fo…

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Full Length Musical


Bare Stage/Simple Set

The place is a trendy restaurant in Greenwich Village, empty except for Bill (the pianist) and Walter (the waiter). Three young women, Big Jane, Little Jane and K.C., arrive for dinner, and for the conversation, daydreams and memories which then engage them. Deceptively simple and often very funny their table talk is mostly about everyday things, but in the fantasies to which they escape the veneers of their lives are peeled back as they regress to childhood, take an imagined trip to outer space, or reveal the problems besetting their marriages and careers. Punctuated by songs, accompanied (and sometimes joined in) by Bill, and with Walter (the waiter) assuming a variety of roles as the action requires, the play probes deftly and surely ever deeper until (in the words of Edith Oliver) "At the end, when Little Jane hands her credit card to Walter, there is little we do not know about the inner and outer lives of these three women over the years."
Successfully produced in New York (by Playwrights Horizons), Los Angeles and Chicago, this offbeat and uniquely imaginative "free form" musical play, explores the ups and downs in the lives of three woman friends who meet for dinner and revealing conversation in a chic Manhattan restaurant. Understated and minimalist in style, the play blends seemingly casual dialogue, cleverly appropriate lyrics, and warmly melodic music to explore the inner thoughts and tensions of its characters. "THREE POSTCARDS is a funny and touching evening." —NY Daily News. "Lucas has set out to explore just how uncommon everyday life is when our dreams, memories, fantasies and true feelings are brought to the surface." —Hollywood Reporter. "…a handsome piece of work." —Drama-Logue. "Gertrude Stein would have enjoyed this one." —The New Yorker.


2m, 3f

Craig Lucas

Craig Lucas

Craig Lucas is a American playwright, screenwriter, theatre director, musical actor, and film director. He is currently Associate Artistic Director at the Intiman Theatre in Seattle.Born on April 30, 1951, and abandoned in a car in Atlanta, Lucas was adopted when he was eight months old by a Pennsylvanian couple. His adoptive family was conservative; his father was an FBI agent and his mother was ... view full profile

Craig Carnelia

Craig Carnelia

Carnelia grew up in Floral Park, New York. He was exposed to Broadway at the age of fourteen when he was inspired by the Richard Rodgers musical No Strings. He played guitar, was in a folksinging group and taught himself to play the piano. While attending Hofstra University he won the role of The Boy in off-Broadway's The Fantasticks, and dropped out of school as a sophomore. After a short stint ... view full profile

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