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33 Variations

33 Variations

4 Male, 4 Female

Moises Kaufman Published by Dramatists Play Service

A mother coming to terms with her daughter ... ... a composer coming to terms with his genius And - even though they're separated by 200 years - these two people share an obsession that might, even just…

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55 Days

55 Days

13 Male, 2 Female

Howard Brenton Published by Nick Hern Books
9781848422872

It's December 1648 and the army has occupied London Parliament votes not to put the imprisoned King on trial, so the army moves against Westminster and the only military coup in English history takes place…

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A Bel Air Lawyer in King Henry’s Court

A Bel Air Lawyer in King Henry’s Court

2 Male, 0 Female

Christina Hamlett Published by Cyberpress

The court of Henry VIII is the backdrop for a clash of wills between a cutthroat attorney and a throat-cutting kingAs the play opens, the arrogant monarch’s supper is interrupted by the unexpected arrival…

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A Busy Day

A Busy Day

7 Male, 7 Female

Fanny Burney adapted Alan Coveney Published by Oberon

A Busy Day is a love story It is also a witty and wonderfully-observed satire on class and greed by the most popular woman writer of her time The scene is London in the summer of 1800, and in the course…

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

5 Male, 2 Female

Michael Paller Published by Samuel French Inc
9780573607608

This fresh approach to the classic tale faithfully conveys the magic of Dickens ... On Christmas Eve in 1843 friends and family gathered at Dickens' home ask him to tell a story, but he refuses to work…

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A Civil War Christmas

A Civil War Christmas

7 Male, 6 Female

Paula Vogel Published by Theatre Communications Group
9781559363785

Pulitzer prize-winner Paula Vogel's pageant play for all seasons is set on a chilly Christmas eve during the latter days of the Civil War It weaves a tapestry of both fictional and historical characters…

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A Doll’s House

A Doll’s House

3 Male, 4 Female

Henrick Ibsen adapted Christopher Hampton Published by Samuel French Inc

Along with Hedda Gabler, A Doll's House, not only heralded the growth of feminism, but modern drama itself Nora has secretly forged her husband's signature in order to raise a loan, and now her creditor…

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A History of the American Film

A History of the American Film

9 Male, 6 Female

Christopher Durang Published by Samuel French Inc

A hilarious take off on American films, especially from the 1930s through the 1950s. The principals play a variety of characters. There is a Cagney Bogart Dean Brando type-- and a Fonda Stewart Peck Perkins…

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A Life of Galileo

A Life of Galileo

Bertolt Brecht trans Mark Ravenhill Published by Methuen
9781472507419

Arguably Brecht's greatest play, A Life of Galileo charts the seventeenth century scientist's extraordinary fight with the church over his assertion that the earth orbits the sun The figure of Galileo,…

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A Little Lower than the Angels

A Little Lower than the Angels

4 Male, 3 Female

David Christner Published by Cyberpress

The major role that Rhode Island played in the American slave trade between 1725 and 1807 is a historical fact During this period, the infamous trade triangle of distilled rum for African slaves for West…

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