The Sponsor

by  Ira Lewis

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m, 1f

"Humorous and touching. . . . A serious examination of vanity and vainglory." - N.Y. Daily News

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The Sponsor

by  Ira Lewis

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The Sponsor explores the demands and limits of friendship, the double face of success and failure, the sometimes tyranny of the weak, and the unavoidable passage of time. A prominent stage director is summoned to a nursing home by an actor friend. The actor is destitute and desperately wants his freedom; and the chance to continue a career which was at best a fancy. Deserted and refused by everyone else, his last hope lies with his visitor. This successful friend is beset with his own difficulties. Although he can think of compelling reasons for refusal he's trapped by the other's entrapment and by his own sensibilities.
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"Humorous and touching. . . . A serious examination of vanity and vainglory." - N.Y. Daily News

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Ira Lewis

Ira Lewis has written 6 full-length plays. His first play, The Sponsor was produced off-Broadway and toured with Eli Wallach and E.G. Marshall. Every Place is Newark was presented at The Aspen Playwrights Conference and then ...

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