Two Class Acts - Ajax & Squash

Two Class Acts - Ajax & Squash $12.99

A R Gurney

Published by Dramatists Play Service

2 Male 1 Female

"Sometimes, all the right elements come together to make a production that's just delightful. In TWO CLASS ACTS those include forbidden romances, identity questions, academic debates, and an intriguing blend of classical themes in contemporary contexts" ~

The two one-act plays in this double-bill are ...

AJAX - M1,F1

An intrepid student adapts Sophocles' defining war epic to the amusement of his English professor - a passionate ex-actress

Who soon finds herself entangled with every aspect of the play

Including the playwright


A professor of classic literature finds himself questioning his identity when a student presents an intriguing take on Plato's Symposium

Boundaries are tested and personal lives are upended as teacher and student grapple with sexuality, love, and sport


"witty, provocative and sophisticated The playwright continues to demonstrate that he has a wise and discerning view of the human condition" ~

"A tickling breeze of possibilities ripples through Two Class Acts That spirit, with its enthusiastic sense of art's potential to portray and effect transformations, is youthful in naturethese works [are] imbued with a giddy openness to change that seems to be as much a part of Mr. Gurney's DNA as his anthropological dedication to a vanishing class of patricians AJAX is best perceived as a happy fantasy, one that bubbles with the belief that borders of all sorts were meant to be leapt over ... SQUASH emanates a similarly optimistic glow" ~ The New York Times


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