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Gas And Candles - Full Length Play, Comedy

Gas And Candles

David Henry Wilson

Full Length Play, Comedy

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9781583424551

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First produced at the Haymarket in London, this humorous and yet poignant play concerns an old couple's attempt to attract a little attention to themselves and thus avoid starvation. The critic for The Daily Telegraph wrote, "Its theme digs into the imagination and stays there long after the play is over," while the critic from The Guardian wrote, "Comedy explodes from the smallest incident." The scheme devised by this couple is to appear to be taken hostage and held in their own apartment. Their hope is that someone will become aware of their desperate straits and that help,a decent meal, anyway,will follow. The results are often funny and, at the same time, a little heartbreaking. This is an unusual and provocative play for a cast of three. One int. set.


2m, 1f

David Henry Wilson

David Henry Wilson

David Henry Wilson was born in London, and educated at Dulwich College and Pembroke College, Cambridge. After graduating, he lived and worked in France for two years, and Ghana for four years, before becoming a lector at Cologne University. In 1967 he was appointed Akademischer Oberrat at the new university of Konstanz, where he founded and ran the university theatre, as well as a literary ... view full profile

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