Synopsis

The Dazzle

The Dazzle $12.99

Richard Greenberg

Published by Dramatists Play Service

2 Male 1 Female

Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award

In their Harlem mansion, during the early years of the twentieth century, the Collyer brothers share an eccentric life, still within reason

Langley is a concert pianist by profession but prefers his studies of the world's minutiae, all of which he considers collectible

His older brother, Homer, a former admiralty lawyer and aspiring intrigant, maintains the household and dreams of wilder times

These seem about to begin when the beautiful socialite Milly inserts herself into the Collyer ménage, bringing with her money, secrets and designs on Langley

As the first act unfolds, a wedding is strategized; as it ends, the wedding is aborted

In the second act, the Collyers and Milly are reunited under vastly altered conditions

Time passes, then destroys them

One by one

REVIEWS

" lively, brilliant, witty and sad-by far Greenberg's best and the gem of the season " ~ NY Post

" blending the existential landscape of Waiting for Godot with the acid wit of Noel Coward, The Dazzle lives up to its name" ~ Time Out

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