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Women Laid Bare - 7 Revealing New Plays about Women - Audience of One & Dancing In The Dark & The Disintegration of Della Longstreet & I Went To A Marvelous Party & Kingdom By The Sea & The Liberation of Linda Dworkin & Lulu In Babylon

Norman Beim Price: $18.95

Seven revealing new comedies and dramas focusing on the various facets of the female of the species ...

Kingdom By The Sea Drama - M2,F1

Terry Helenski, a dedicated editor gets involved with the conflict between her employer, publisher Brian Wood, and his playboy son, Craig who wants his father to sponsor his career as a novelist

Set in Wood's country home in the middle of winter, with an escaped mental patient on the loose nearby, the clash of wills ends with an ironic and tragic twist

The Liberation Of Linda Dworkin Comedy - M2,F5

Linda Dworkin, a Midwest housewife and mother of two young daughters, feels unfulfilled

The family is visited by Linda's former college room mate, Fran Jackson, now a famous movie star and women's rights advocate

The conservative lifestyle of the family is turned upside down by the arrival of Fran and her movie star boyfriend, Sam Sotherby, and their rather unconventional behavior

Linda is swept away by the realization that she has so much more to offer and the placid family existence receives a jolt

An Audience Of One - M2,F4

This is the saga of Ida Greenberg, an earth mother and artistic muse. It tells the story of her love affairs with various artists, her defeats and triumphs and, above all, her devotion to beauty in life

Lulu In Babylon - M6,F1

We trace the career of the film star, Lulu Marsh, from her beginnings in the early 30s, a beautiful, undeducated girl, to the present day

She survives her tragedies and scandals in her ambtious climb to the top to become a Hollywood legend

The Disintegration Of Della Longstreet - M2,F2

A wealthy, intelligent woman, arrives in the isolated family cottage, planning to spend the summer with her husband, their son and daughter

As the family gathers that first day, it appears that the relationship between Della, her children and her husband seem odd, to say the least

She seems to have difficulty relating to, what appears to be, rather unorthodox behavior on their part

The suspicion arises...is there a plot to drive Della insane, or is she just overcome by what appears to be rampant immorality?

"I enjoyed the crispness of the characters' speech, the orchestration of the collapse of "family values' and mores as the protagonist tries to make sense of it all. It was quite funny and oddly touching" ~ Trey Nichols, Moving Arts

I Went To A Marvelous Party - M4,F3

The year is 1939. Gertie Lennox, a celebrated professional hostess, goes to Ottumwa, Iowa to organize a wedding party

She becomes involved in the lives of the inhabitants of the small town, especially with the three love-torn young people

She initiates a change in their lives, which ends up affecting her own life as well

"Two generations of star-crossed lovers are the cynosure of Norman Beim's two-act comedy. The play appears, at first, to be a typical comedy of errors. Beim deftly teases and coaxes his audience along before presenting an unexpected and unusual conclusion..An absolute delight ... a charming play" ~ Derval C Walsh, Show Business

Dancing In The Dark - M2,F1

Jessica and Calvin are in love, and have been married for a number of years

Calvin was wounded in the war, and is sexually incapacitated

Jessica is sometimes driven to seek physical satisfaction elsewhere, but has stuck by Calvin

Their marriage is threatened when Ben Brady, a divorced, world-famous photographer, comes into their lives and falls in love with Jessica

"Norman Beim is the best. His dialogue is terse, precise, concise and conveys ideas beautifully" ~ Mario Fratti

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