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Radical Mystique, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Radical Mystique, The

Arthur Laurents

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Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573695544

"Achingly earnest comedy of manners.... His concern is nothing less than the way in which the most basic relationships are sustained by lies." - N.Y. Times

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1960s

Settings Of Play - Late 60s. The living room of Josie and Tad Gruenwald's brownstone in Greenwich Village.

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Interior Set

Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre

In the New York of the late 60's when the term "radical chic" was coined by Tom Wolfe, friends Josie and Janice are arranging a party to aid the Black Panthers' Self Defense Fund. In the process, their complacency is shaken and they are forced to confront things they would prefer to leave alone.

REVIEWS

"Achingly earnest comedy of manners.... His concern is nothing less than the way in which the most basic relationships are sustained by lies." - N.Y. Times.

"It holds the interest in the old fashioned way. It earns it." - N.Y. Post.

"Full of Laurents' caustic wit and moments of wisdom.... An unusually civilized evening." - N.Y. Daily News.


The Radical Mystique premiered at the Manhattan Theatre Club in May 1995 under the direction of Arthur Laurents.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Black Actor(s)

JOSIE GRUENWALD - Attractive, about 40, feisty, endearing.
JANICE CATLETT - Attractive, chic black woman, same age as Josie, languid, sharp.
PARKER GRUENWALD - 17, long hair, attractive, pure.
TAD GRUENWALD - Mid-forties, tailor-made sports clothes, controlling with charm.
MERRIWELL - 36, clean cut good looks, sexual, menacing. 
Author
Arthur Laurents

Arthur Laurents

Arthur Laurents (1917-2011) was the prize-winning author of musical plays such as West Side Story; Gypsy; Anyone Can Whistle; Do I Hear a Waltz?; Hallelujah, Baby!; and Nick & Nora; and screenplays such as The Snake Pit; Rope; Caught; Anastasia; Bonjour Tristesse; The Way We Were; and The Turning Point. His plays include Home of the Brave, The Time of the Cuckoo, A Clearing in the Woods, ... view full profile

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