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Back County Crimes - Dark Comedy

Back County Crimes

Lanie Robertson

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Dark Comedy

4m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573605680

"I am impressed by Robertson's poetic sweep of his rural Southern American dialogue and by the intrinsic truthfulness of his characterization." - Philadelphia Daily News.

"A rousing affirmation of life with all its mystery and variety…

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Dark Comedy

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Book and Lyrics by Lanie Robertson
Music by Mel Marvin

Newly re-issued title! Similar in structure to Spoon River Anthology and Our Town, it's life - and in this case, violent death - in a small town tied together by a running commentary by the town's sole physician of many years. The author has a savvy sense of black comedy, utilized by weaving a series of sordid tales of backwoods murder and adultery. Each vignette is either compelling or caustically comic. It is a strangely beautiful play, with music, by a writer of great ability.
"I am impressed by Robertson's poetic sweep of his rural Southern American dialogue and by the intrinsic truthfulness of his characterization." - Philadelphia Daily News.

"A rousing affirmation of life with all its mystery and variety ... Robertson has drawn a gallery of incisive and keenly sympathetic character portraits." - Memphis Press Scimitar.

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4m, 6f

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Cast counts shown with doubling, there is a total of 34 characters.

Author

Lanie Robertson

Lanie Robertson writes about iconic artists and the societal issues they faced in Nasty Little Secrets, Alfred Stiegletz Loves O’Keeffe, and Woman Before a Glass. His plays have been produced internationally and at the Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, Delaware Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, Festival d’Avignon, George Street Playhouse, Kennedy Center, Old Globe, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Playwrights ... view full profile

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