The Good Parts


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Israel Horovitz

Published by Dramatists Play Service

3 Male 3 Female

Brian Levine and Eugene Jacoby, two New York lawyers and lifelong friends, are restive under the constraints of careers, family responsibilities and approaching middle age

They decide to have a last fling by escaping to Greece, and hopefully, romance and adventure. Brian is also determined to fulfill a cherished dream

When he was a young boy he was cast as "Electra" in a school play, but stage fright caused him to panic and flee the theatre. Now he wants to make amends by speaking the lines at the Acropolis in the moonlight

To do this Brian and Eugene have to break into the grounds of the Acropolis, whereupon their troubles mount when they fear that they may have accidentally killed a guard, and have to go "underground" in Athens without being able to speak the language

Meanwhile their long-suffering wives appear on the scene, adding t the farcical and very funny complications which multiply delightfully until all is set right in the end

An Off-Broadway success, this zany farce follows the hilarious misfortunes of two lifelong pals who try to resolve their midlife crises by abandoning their careers and families and fleeing to romantic Greece

" at times both touching and diverting " Village Voice

" Horovitz is an uncommonly graceful writer" - NY Post

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