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Benefactors - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Benefactors

Michael Frayn

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573690235

"One of the subtlest plays Broadway has seen in years, by one of the most extraordinary writers of the English speaking theater." - Newsweek

"A high point of the theater season." - Wall Street Journal

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Tony

Nominated for Best Play in the 1986 Tony Awards and Drama Desk Awards. 
This long-running hit starred Sam Waterston on Broadway as an urban architect whose attempts to improve humanity by the environments he creates, only leads to chaos when the high-rise boom goes bust and two close friends are caught in the cross-hairs.
"One of the subtlest plays Broadway has seen in years, by one of the most extraordinary writers of the English speaking theater." - Newsweek

"A high point of the theater season." - Wall Street Journal

"Dazzling and devastating." - The New York Times

"A tour de force." - Christian Science Monitor

Benefactors was first presented by Michael Codron at the Vaudeville Theatre, London, on 4 April 1984. 
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2m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

DAVID
JANE
COLIN
SHEILA
Author
Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn was born in London in 1933 and began his writing career as a reporter at The Guardian and The Observer. His subsequent plays include Alphabetical Order, Clouds, Donkeys' Years, Make and Break, Benefactors, Democracy, and Afterlife, which was developed for the Royal National Theatre in 2008. Copenhagen, first staged at the National, won the 1998 Evening Standard Award for Best Play of ... view full profile

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