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Tales Of The Lost Formicans - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Tales Of The Lost Formicans

Constance Congdon

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

4m, 3f

ISBN: 9780881450910

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Tales of the Lost Formicans and Other Plays

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Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

 "If not the best new play of recent years, surely this is the most imaginative. Constance Congdon's brilliant off-Broadway script wryly deflects the story of a man with Alzheimer's disease into a travel guide to Middle America conducted by aliens."William Henry III, Time   "Constance Congdon's TALES OF THE LOST FORMICANS is a treat in so many ways—starting with its deliciously wry title....you shouldn't miss it: Congdon is a new voice, and her innumerable small triumphs are achieved with a freshness of spirit, with a humor and charm so distinctively individual, that one just wants to hear more and more from her.... Congdon's aliens are a fluidly shifting metaphor for her own complex relation to the subject of her drama, a lower-middle suburban family coping with three generations' worth of stress simultaneously...."Michael Feingold, Village Voice   "...a savagely uncompromising play of searching insights, biting wit and all too recognizable home truths... There are laughs, wit and humor, but this is a chillingly painful play. Congdon is a terrific playwright with sure command of language and her subject...."Polly Warfield, Drama-Logue   "Congdon's writing creates dialogue that crackles with wit, imagination and incisive passion...."A J Esta, Drama-Logue


4m, 3f

Constance Congdon

Constance Congdon

Constance Congdon has been called "one of the best playwrights our country and our language has ever produced" by playwright Tony Kushner in Kushner's introduction to her collection Tales of the Lost Formicans and Other Plays. In addition to Tales of the Lost Formicans, which has had more than 200 productions world-wide, Ms. Congdon's plays include Casanova and Dog Opera, both produced at the ... view full profile

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