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Life in the Theatre, A - Full Length Play, Comedy

Life in the Theatre, A

David Mamet

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m

ISBN: 9780573640247

"A comedy about the artifice of acting... It is also about the artifice of living... An evening of pure theatre." - The New York Times

"A comic masterpiece." - New York Daily News

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - Various spots around a theatre.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Broadway

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-The-Plow, takes us into the lives of two actors: John, young and rising into the first flush of his success; the other Robert, older, anxious, and beginning to wane. In a series of short, spare, and increasingly raw exchanges, we see the estrangement of youth from age and the wider, inevitable and endless cycle of life, in and out of the theatre.

REVIEWS

"A comedy about the artifice of acting... It is also about the artifice of living... An evening of pure theatre." - The New York Times

"A comic masterpiece." - New York Daily News

"The warmest and often the funniest play in town." - New York Post

"[Mamet has] the most acute ear for dialogue of any American writer since J.D. Salinger." - Village Voice


A Life in the Theatre premiered at the Theatre de Lys in New York City in October 1977 under the direction of Gerald Gutierrez.

Characters

CASTING

3m

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Male, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

1 character is non-speaking

ROBERT - an older actor
JOHN - a younger actor
STAGE MANAGER
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Author
David Mamet

David Mamet

David Mamet is the author of the plays: Race, Keep Your Pantheon, School, November, Romance, Boston Marriage, Faustus, Oleanna, Glengarry Glen Ross (1984 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award), American Buffalo, The Old Neighborhood, A Life in the Theatre, Speed-the-Plow, Edmond, Lakeboat, The Water Engine, The Woods, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Reunion and The Cryptogram (1995 ... view full profile

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