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Keely and Du - Full Length Play, Drama

Keely and Du

Jane Martin

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Full Length Play, Drama

2m, 3f, 3m or f

ISBN: 9780573694905

Winner! 1993 American Theatre Critics Association Award, Best New Play
Finalist! 1994 Pulitzer Prize in Drama

"Provocative." - Variety

"Compelling.... Bound to stir vigorous discussion." - The New York Times

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Full Length Play

Drama

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Pulitzer, From Off-Broadway,

Winner! 1993 American Theatre Critics Association Award, Best New Play
Finalist! 1994 Pulitzer Prize in Drama
From the author of Talking With and Vital Signs, here is a volatile drama about abortion. Du, a right to life activist, and Keely, a pregnant rape victim she is confining, transcend their circumstances and the ideological issues that separate them. Keely and Du is a mind probing issue play with a gripping human face. Who is accountable? What is the extent of individual freedom? What are a rape victim's rights? What is a Christian's realities of procreation? Their passionate stories exist on the extreme edge of everyday reality.
"Provocative." - Variety "Compelling.... Bound to stir vigorous discussion." - The New York Times "Brings a bit of light as well as heat to an already red hot topic." - Los Angeles Times "Disturbingly important." - Irish Times "So well plotted that its build up is inexorable and gripping, its denouement at once inevitable and shocking." - Financial Times "Harrowing" - Miami Herald "Explosive." - Washington Times
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Jane Martin

Jane Martin, a Kentuckian, first came to national attention for Talking With, a collection of monologues premiering in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 1982 Humana Festival of New American Plays. Since its New York premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in 1982, Talking With has been performed around the world, winning the Best Foreign Play of the Year Award in Germany from Theatre Heute magazine. Her ... view full profile

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Adrian Buckle 7/1/2014 3:24 AM
An excellent play about a controversial subject.
Jennelle Gilreath 12/4/2013 3:03 PM
I LOVE Keely and Du- its is very raw and blunt, and a force to be reckoned with- Not for the light of heart.
This play pushes boundaries and lets us examine the human spirit that is in all of us when we are passionate about issues and debate.
I read through it so quickly as I was kept on the edge of my seat waiting for what was coming next.

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