A Small, Melodramatic Story

A Small, Melodramatic Story $13

Stephen Belber

Published by Dramatists Play Service

3 Male 1 Female

In Washington D.C., a widow named O is trying to figure out whether life is worth re-engaging with

In her path are the 1968 riots, the first Gulf War, the Freedom of Information Act and herself

There's also an archivist named Keith, a cop named Perry and a kid named Cleo

And finally, there's the question of just how much about anything do we really need to know

"A stirring new work ... Belber's intelligent script is seamless - a bitterly funny parable in which the allure of knowledge and love has inexorable consequences" ~ The New Yorker

"Strong talk and sinewy structure ... the ninety-minute narrative's strands twist into a noose from which there's no escape for the characters" ~ Star-Ledger

"Belber's play is cleanly constructed, his characters well-defined, his humor-spiked dialogue refreshingly natural" ~ NY Times

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