The Best of Friends

by  Hugh Whitemore

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m, 2f

"A literate, engaging evening of theatre." - New York Daily News

"A delightful interlude." - Associated Press

"Terrific...A valuable tribute to the art of friendship." - Gannett Newspapers

"Animated and engagi…

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The Best of Friends

by  Hugh Whitemore

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This unusual play by the author of Breaking the Code is adapted from the letters and writings of Dame Laurentia McLachlan, Sir Sydney Cockerell and George Bernard Shaw, close friends who exchanged a flood of correspondence during their lives. Their letters and essays are cleverly woven into a play about friendship, love of learning, and the inquiring mind's incessant search for answers to the big questions. Staged as a full production in New York, The Best of Friends works equally well as a simple platform reading.
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"A literate, engaging evening of theatre." - New York Daily News

"A delightful interlude." - Associated Press

"Terrific...A valuable tribute to the art of friendship." - Gannett Newspapers

"Animated and engaging...A conversation of the highest order." - The New Yorker

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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Hugh Whitemore

Hugh Whitemore was born in 1936. He studied for the stage at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where he later became a member of the Council. He began his writing career in British television (contributing to The Wednesday Play, Armchair Theatre and Play for Today) and twice received Writers' Guild Awards. He has als ...

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