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Pastoralia - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy


George Saunders, Yehuda Duenyas

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

5m, 3f

ISBN: 9781583425459

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Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

Pastoralia brings to the stage New York Timesbest-selling author George Saunders' heartbreaking and hilarious vision of betrayal, loyalty and humiliation in a decaying American theme park. In a twisted yet recognizable version of corporate life, Ed and Janet work as cavemen re-enactors in a second-rate Disney-like amusement park teetering on the brink of financial ruin. Both have family troubles back home and are desperate to keep their jobs in the face of company-wide layoffs and morally dubious practices. It's the 21st century of corporate bosses, fax machines, drugs and tourists, a dystopia that explodes with dark wit and razor-sharp intelligence. Area staging. Approximate running time: 90 minutes.
"A deadpan delight—Top 10 of 2005!" —Time Out New York "Bizarre … jarring … funny … this stage adaptation of George Saunders' brilliantly entertaining and brazenly off-kilter novella [is] … inspired … Director and adaptor Yehuda Duenyas, a founder of th


5m, 3f


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