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  • The Break of Noon

    A Play

    by Neil LaBute ...
    What if God told you to be a better person but the world wouldn’t allow it?Such is the dilemma facing Joe Smith, a run-of-the-mill white-collar businessman who survives an office shooting and is subsequently touched by what he believes to be a divine vision. His journey toward personal enlightenment-past greed and lust and the other deadly sins-is, by turns, tense, hilarious, profane, and ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Mlima’s Tale

    by Lynn Nottage ...
    “A beautiful, endlessly echoing portrait of a murder and its afterlife. Ms. Nottage shaped this story with such theatrical inventiveness and discipline that it never feels sensational… A finely wrought fusion of elements.” —Ben Brantley, New York TimesContinuing in her tradition of crafting thought-provoking, socially conscious dramas, Lynn Nottage’s play tells the story of Mlima, an elephant ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Downstate (NHB Modern Plays)

    by Bruce Norris ...
    In downstate Illinois, four men convicted of sex crimes against minors share a group home where they live out their lives in the shadow of the offences they committed. A man shows up to confront his childhood abuser – but does he want closure or retribution? Bruce Norris's provocative play Downstate zeroes in on the limits of our compassion and what happens when society deems anyone beyond ... Read more

    $15.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Speed-the-Plow

    by David Mamet ...
    Speed-the-Plow is an exhilaratingly sharp, comical, disturbing play about the power of money and sex in Hollywood, and how they corrupt two movie producers. Speed-the-Plow opened at Lincoln Center to sold-out seats, rave reviews and much fanfare in March 1988-staring Madonna, Joe Mantegna, and Ron Silver-and later moved to and had a long-standing run on Broadway. ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Make Theatre Happen II: Theatre Curriculum

    Make Theatre Happen, #2

    by Palmore ...
    Book 2 - Make Theatre Happen
    A must have beeok for the High Schol Theatre Teacher. Course descriptions, samples, syllabuses. ... Read more

    $5.00 USD

  • Make Theatre Happen: Acting and Directing

    Make Theatre Happen, #1

    Book 1 - Make Theatre Happen
    A practical guide for the beginning and intermediate actor and director. ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City

    A Play

    “I’ve been single for so long, I’ve started having sexual fantasies about my vibrator," riffs Karla for her captive, cancer-ward audience. The patients—her mother, who’s recovering from surgery for ovarian cancer, and her roommate behind the curtain, aren’t laughing—or even awake—but there’s someone else in the room . . .In Halley Feiffer’s “ painfully irresistible" (The New York Times) new play, ... Read more

    $10.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Belleville

    by Amy Herzog ...
    "A quietly devastating play... Both a perceptive drama depicting the sudden fraying of a young marriage and a nail-biting psychological thriller... Belleville is among the most suspenseful plays I've seen in years." - Charles Isherwood, New York Times"Masterly... Among the new crop of young American playwrights, Herzog is in a class by herself." - Richard Zoglin, TimeAbby and Zack, young American ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Glass Menagerie

    No play in the modern theatre has so captured the imagination and heart of the American public as Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie.Menagerie was Williams's first popular success and launched the brilliant, if somewhat controversial, career of our pre-eminent lyric playwright. Since its premiere in Chicago in 1944, with the legendary Laurette Taylor in the role of Amanda, the play has been ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Naked Paddock

    by M.K. Ducote ...
    Inspired by real events and the first novel of a trilogy series, Naked Paddock, transports its readers on a wild journey through the adrenaline-fueled world of professional motorsports—a world of money, sex, ego and ruthless competition. Set on the stage of historic racetracks throughout the world, Naked Paddock introduces a lifelike cast of colorful characters, as quirky and flawed as they are ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Mountaintop

    by Katori Hall ...
    series Modern Classics
    Exactly one year ago, I stood in that crumbling pulpit in Riverside and shouted that this war would be our own violent undoing, freedom's suicide . . . Well, I'll tell you, there weren't too many Amens that Sunday. But who is a man who does not speak his mind? He is not a man, but I am a man.The night before his assassination, King retires to room 306 in the now-famous Lorraine Motel after giving ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Requiem for a Nun

    The sequel to Faulkner’s most sensational novel Sanctuary, was written twenty years later but takes up the story of Temple Drake eight years after the events related in Sanctuary. Temple is now married to Gowan Stevens. The book begins when the death sentence is pronounced on the nurse Nancy for the murder of Temple and Gowan’s child. In an attempt to save her, Temple goes to see the judge to ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Smoke Screen

    Lauren, Ryan, and Simone meet again after the tragedy that brought them all together ten years ago. A serial killer is on the loose in Detroit, murdering men and leaving her mark, and each of these women has a motive to kill. Simone, a sexual abuse survivor and advocate for young girls, has begun to heal her wounds over the past ten years, but she is still trying to reclaim her life. Her mother, ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Return to Sandpiper Cottage

    A Women's Friendship Fiction Novel

    by W. M. Andrews ...
    Book 1 - Cape Avalon
    She had to lose everything to figure out what truly mattered…Rachel Whitney is lost. Alone. She needs a place to heal and figure out where her life went wrong. Where she went wrong. But the emotional—and financial—scars her late husband inflicted on her complicate everything. Now, her only sanctuary is the last place she ever wanted to see again.Sandpiper Cottage.She’s not surprised to find the ... Read more

    $5.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Texas Wild

    Book 23 - The Westmorelands
    Passions burn hotter in Texas in this classic Westmoreland family novel from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson.Megan Westmoreland needs answers about her family’s past. And private investigator Rico Claiborne is the man to find them. When she insists on accompanying him to Texas in pursuit of clues, close quarters cause their simmering attraction to flare into lust. One night of ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Choir Boy

    "An exhilarating, multi-layered new play."-The Guardian"Stirring and stylishly told . . . McCraney's crispest and most confident work."-Daily News"Greatly affecting. . . . It takes a brave writer to set his language against the plaintive beauty of the hymns and spirituals . . . but McCraney's speech holds its own, locating poetry even in casual vernacular and again demonstrating his gift for ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Primeval Rebirth

    by Aaron Pery ...
    After millions of years of existing without evolving as most other earth creatures did, a protoplasmic creature, the last of its kind, becomes a symbiotic part of a primate. Acquiring an ability to move from host to host, it survives for thousands of years as an observer until it attains Robin Bender as its newest host. It quickly decides to merge with him and become an integral part of his life. ... Read more

    $3.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Vietnam Plays

    The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel and Sticks and Bones

    by David Rabe ...
    “The only Vietnam plays to appear on Broadway while the war was raging” from the Tony Award–winning playwright of Hurlyburly (Observer).David Rabe has been a major voice and crucial force in American drama since 1971 when, in the midst of the Vietnam War, he startled the nation with The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel. The story of a native recruit’s initiation into war, it is by turns brutal and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven and Other Plays

    “Bold, unguarded work . . . that resists pat definition. [Young Jean] Lee has penned profane lampoons of motivational bromides (Pullman, WA) and the Romantic poets (The Appeal). Now she piles her deconstructive scorn upon ethnic stereotypes in Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven, a sweet-and-sour parade of Asian minstrelsy.”—Time Out New York“A perverse, provocative, and very funny festival of ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Junk

    A Play

    by Ayad Akhtar ...
    From the author of Homeland Elegies and Pulitzer Prize winner Disgraced, a fast-paced play that exposes the financial deal making behind the mergers and acquisitions boom of the 1980s.Set in 1985, Junk tells the story of Robert Merkin, resident genius of the upstart investment firm Sacker Lowell. Hailed as "America's Alchemist," his proclamation that "debt is an asset" has propelled him to a ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Small Tragedy (TCG Edition)

    by Craig Lucas ...
    "Full of itnerest, intelligence, amusement, and spine-chilling verity. . . . A play to see and ponder, staying with you, in typical Lucas fashion, long after you leave the theater."—Village VoiceAn amateur production of Oedipus elicits social and political tension among its actors, generating meaningful revelations about tragedy in the contemporary world. Lucas's topical and complex play is a ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Our Lady of 121st Street

    Jesus Hopped the A Train; In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings

    Stephen Adly Guirgis has been hailed as one of the most promising playwrights at work in America today. A masterful poet of the downtrodden, his plays portray life on New York's hardscrabble streets in a manner both tender and unflinching, while continually exploring the often startling gulf between who we are and how we perceive ourselves. Gathered in this volume is his current off-Broadway hit, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Reckless and Other Plays

    by Craig Lucas ...
    * Author’s plays are produced widely throughout the U.S. * New edition of Reckless with Blue Window and Stranger, his most recent play * Previous edition--three printings over 8,000 copies sold * Last year’s hit Off Broadway revival brought back for encore runs by popular demand for encore runs in July and September ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Jen Silverman: Three Plays

    The Roommate; The Moors; Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties.

    by Jen Silverman ...
    series Oberon Modern Playwrights
    Three plays about transformation, intimacy and power from award-winning American Playwright Jen Silverman. Contains the plays The Roommate; The Moors and Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties.Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties - Five different women named Betty collide at the intersection of anger, sex, and the “thea-tah”, falling in love in unexpected ways.The Moors - Two sisters and a dog ... Read more

    $18.99 USD