The Old Neighborhood

by  David Mamet

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m, 2f

"Heart piercing [...] In this triptych of short, searing plays, the author of American Buffaloand Glengarry Glen Rosshas created his most emotionally accessible drama to date." - The New York Times

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The Old Neighborhood

by  David Mamet

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In these three short plays, middle-aged Bobby Gould returns to the old neighborhood in a series of encounters with his past that, however briefly, open windows to his present. In The Disappearance of the Jews (also included in Mamet’s Three Jewish Plays), Bobby and an old buddy fantasize about finding themselves in a nostalgic shtetl paradise, while revealing how lost they are in their own families. In Jolly, Bobby’s sister, from the comfort of her kitchen, unscrolls a list of childhood grievances that is at once painful and hilarious. And the old girlfriend in Deeny, faced with a man she once loved, finds herself obsessively free-associating on gardening, sex, and subatomic particles.
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"Heart piercing [...] In this triptych of short, searing plays, the author of American Buffalo and Glengarry Glen Ross has created his most emotionally accessible drama to date." - The New York Times

"A funny, moving evening." - New York Post

"This is Mamet unplugged [...] What we have, in essence, are three dialogues. And Mamet is, of course, a virtuoso of dialogue." - New York Daily News

"Blistering, highly charged theatre." - Associated Press

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BOBBY
JOEY
JOLLY
CARL
DEENY

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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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The Old Neighborhood was first presented by Carole Shorenstein Hays and Stuart Thompson on Broadway at the Booth Theatre in New York City on November 19, 1997. It was directed by Scott Zigler.

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