Death Defying Acts

by  Woody Allen, David Mamet, Elaine May

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 3f

"A wealth of laughter."-The New York Newsday

"Lighter than air, an elegant diversion." - The New York Times

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This long-running Off Broadway hit features the work of three gifted playwrights. David Mamet's An Interviewis an oblique, mystifying interrogation. A sleazy lawyer is forced to answer difficult questions and to admit the truth about his life and career. The why and where of the interrogation provide a surprise ending to this brilliant twenty minute comedy. In Hotline by Elaine May, a neurotic woman with enough urban angst to fill a neighborhood calls a suicide crisis hotline late one night. The counselor who gets the call is overwhelmed - it is his first night on the job. This dark and desperate, wildly funny forty minute piece ends Act 1. A well to do psychiatrist has just discovered that her best friend is having an affair with her husband in Woody Allen's wildly comic second act, Central Park West. She has invited the friend over for a confrontation after getting thoroughly soused. Meanwhile, the husband is about to run off with a college student. Central Park West provides an hour of constant hilarity.
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"A wealth of laughter.-The New York Newsday "Lighter than air, an elegant diversion."" - The New York Times

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Woody Allen

Woody Allen, though best known for his films, has also enjoyed a very successful career in theater. His first great success was Don't Drink the Water, which opened in 1968, and ran for 598 performances for ...

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David Mamet

David Mamet is the author of the plays: Race, Keep Your Pantheon, School, November, Romance, Boston Marriage, Faustus, Oleanna, Glengarry Glen Ross (1984 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award), American Buffalo, The Old Neighborhood, A Life in the Theatre, Speed-the-Plow, Edmond, Lakeboat, The Water En ...

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Elaine May

Elaine May

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