The Radical Mystique


Arthur Laurents

Published by Samuel French Inc

3 Male 2 Female

In the New York of the late 60's when the term "radical chic" was coined by Tom Wolfe, friends Josie and Janice are arranging a party to aid the Black Panthers' Self Defense Fund. In the process, their complacency is shaken and they are forced to confront things they would prefer to leave alone

"Achingly earnest comedy of manners.... His concern is nothing less than the way in which the most basic relationships are sustained by lies" ~ N.Y. Times

"It holds the interest in the old fashioned way. It earns it" ~ N.Y. Post

"Full of Laurents' caustic wit and moments of wisdom.... An unusually civilized evening" ~ N.Y. Daily News

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