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Unwrap Your Candy: An Evening of One-Act Plays - Collection / Anthology

Unwrap Your Candy: An Evening of One-Act Plays

Doug Wright

Collection / Anthology

ISBN: 9780822218715

From the author of Quills comes a deliciously macabre collection of fo…

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From the author of Quills comes a deliciously macabre collection of four short plays. Alternately chilling and hilarious, UNWRAP YOUR CANDY is a delectable evening of bedtime tales for adults guaranteed to keep you awake for nights on end. Inspired in equal parts by Alfred Hitchcock, Roald Dahl and The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, UNWRAP YOUR CANDY boasts a versatile cast of five and minimal production requirements. Together, the plays examine the danger of being a child, the terror of being an adult and even the perils of being an unsuspecting audience member. Spine-tinglers for the twenty-first century, the collected one acts in UNWRAP YOUR CANDY are guaranteed to jolt the senses and stimulate the mind. In the title play, UNWRAP YOUR CANDY, five actors portray actual members of the theatre audience and prove far more intriguing than the play they've come to watch. (3 men, 2 women.) In LOT 13: THE BONE VIOLIN, a stunning young violin prodigy skyrockets to international prominence, only to meet a shocking and supernatural fate. (3 men, 2 women.) In WILDWOOD PARK, a neurotic real-estate agent shows a house filled with unspeakable secrets to a potential buyer who harbors an almost insatiable thirst for tabloid atrocities. (1 man, 1 woman.) And in BABY TALK, a woman is unwound when her precocious baby begins to speak early while still inside her womb. (3 men, 1 woman.)
"A mischievous and theatrically savvy evening. Engaging and intellectually satisfying…Mr. Wright has a wry and probing interest in the macabre…a treat to watch!" —NY Times. "Fiendishly clever! Mordantly funny and chilling. Doug Wright teases, freezes and zaps us. A mesmerizing production!" —Village Voice. "Four bite-size plays that bite back! Enough chills to keep fans of The Twilight Zone happy!" —Variety.
Doug Wright

Doug Wright

Doug Wright’s play Quills premiered at Washington, D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in 1995 and subsequently had its debut Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop. Quills garnered the 1995 Kesselring Prize for Best New American Play from the National Arts Club and, for Wright, a 1996 Village Voice Obie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Playwriting. In 2000, Wright wrote the screenplay ... view full profile

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