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Whiskey - Full Length Play


Terrence McNally

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4m, 2f

ISBN: 9780822212430

The title character (who remains unseen) is the equine star of televis…

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The title character (who remains unseen) is the equine star of television's longest-running and most popular show, in which he is partnered with "The Lush Thrushes," a cowboy troupe whose members bear the names of the various brands of booze they guzzle so copiously. The group makes a rare live appearance at the Houston Astrodome, only to flop disastrously, and then retreats to their hotel where each member then reveals his (or her) innermost thoughts in hilarious detail. When the hotel catches fire they are too far gone to notice, and the epilogue finds them all in heaven—dressed in white western finery, and lamenting the fact that "Whiskey," who miraculously survived the inferno, is about to become the star of a new series.
An outrageous hilarious spoof of a beloved, but boozy, television cowboy troupe, whose very success is a biting commentary on contemporary society and its standards. "Terrence McNally's best and funniest comedy so far." —The New Yorker. "…fresh, funny and touching." —Village Voice. "Terrence McNally has hit on a number of targets perfect for his brand of comic scorn." —Cue Magazine.


4m, 2f

Terrence McNally

Terrence McNally

Terrence McNally's most recent collaboration is the book for The Visit at Arlington's Signature Theatre with score by John Kander and Fredd Ebb. His most recent play Unusual Acts of Devotion premiered at the Philadelphia Theatre Company in 2008. His play Deuce played on Broadway in the 2006-2007 season. His play Some Men premiered in the 2007 season at Second Stage Theatre. Mr. McNally also ... view full profile

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