Waterworks (Award-Winning Plays)

by  E.J. Safirstein

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m, 1f

"Waterworks ... has a youthful zest and a most affecting power." - Washington Times

"Safirstein artfully develops characters and story through an incremental accumulation of detail.... He knows how observant and wise children often are…

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Waterworks (Award-Winning Plays)

by  E.J. Safirstein

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A co winner of the 1988 American College Theatre Festival Short Play Award, this gentle, funny play is about two teenagers forced at an early age to confront illness and death in their lives. The conflict between brash, aggressive Ruth and shy, bookish Ben provides the tension and humor through which we see their deep vulnerability and loneliness. Eventually, they establish a friendship which enables them to face grief. Published in Award Winning Plays
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"Waterworks ... has a youthful zest and a most affecting power." - Washington Times

"Safirstein artfully develops characters and story through an incremental accumulation of detail.... He knows how observant and wise children often are, and how insecure and impulsive adults can be." - Washington Post

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