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The Play's the Thing
A great play jumps off the page and comes alive, almost as if you were seeing it in performance. These beloved recent plays were hits in New York, but you can experience their power in the comfort of your own home.   Print this list Print this list
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Cover Art: Other desert cities : a play in two acts /
Other desert cities : a play in two acts
Baitz, Jon Robin, 1961-
A wealthy family is torn apart by their prodigal daughter, who announces the publication of a scathing memoir.
Adult Nonfiction Book 812.6 B164 2011
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Cover Art: The history boys /
The history boys
Bennett, Alan, 1934-
What constitutes an education? Teachers in a traditional British school hold varying opinions, as do their wild teenage students.
Adult Nonfiction Book PR6052.E5 H57 2006
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Cover Art: Jerusalem /
Jerusalem
Butterworth, Jez.
A town is mesmerized by renegade Johnny Byron, who lives on the edge and refuses to conform.
Adult Nonfiction Book 822.914 B982 2011
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Cover Art: Venus in fur : a play /
Venus in fur : a play
Ives, David.
A playwright and an aspiring actress conduct an all-too-convincing audition for his steamy adaptation of a shocking German novel.
Adult Nonfiction Book PS3559.V435 V46 2011
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Cover Art: Next to normal /
Next to normal
Kitt, Tom.
The perfect suburban family struggles to come to terms with the mother's bipolar condition and past loss.
Adult Nonfiction Book 782.14026 K 2010
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Cover Art: August : Osage County /
August : Osage County
Letts, Tracy, 1965-
A dysfunctional Oklahoma family comes together in an attempt to find solace in one another after the father is reported missing.
Adult Nonfiction Book 812.6 L569
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Cover Art: Red /
Red
Logan, John, 1961-
An extraordinary portrait of artist Mark Rothko.
Adult Nonfiction Book 812.54 L828 2009
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Cover Art: The seafarer /
The seafarer
McPherson, Conor, 1971-
Christmas Eve, Dublin. A strange man comes to visit protagonist Sharky and remind him of his debts leftover from his prison days.
Adult Nonfiction Book PR6063.C73 S43 2007
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Cover Art: Clybourne Park /
Clybourne Park
Norris, Bruce
The fate of a house in Clybourne Park and the racial tensions surrounding its ownership.
Adult Nonfiction Book 812.6 N791 2011
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Cover Art: Ruined /
Ruined
Nottage, Lynn.
Stories and tragedies at a brothel in the Congo.
Adult Nonfiction Book 812.6 N848 2009
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Cover Art: The god of carnage /
The god of carnage
Reza, Yasmina.
Who are the children and who are the adults? The lines are blurred in this hilarious comedy of manners.
Adult Nonfiction Book 842.914 R34
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Cover Art: In the next room, or, The vibrator play /
In the next room, or, The vibrator play
Ruhl, Sarah.
A Victorian home becomes a treatment center for women with hysteria, where a doctor/inventor develops a new device to ease discomfort. But what is going on in the next room?
Adult Nonfiction Book PS3618.U48 I5 2010
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Cover Art: Rock 'n' roll /
Rock 'n' roll
Stoppard, Tom.
Freedom of expression is at stake for a Czech student in 1968 and his mentor back in England.
Adult Nonfiction Book 822.914 St73
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Cover Art: The coast of Utopia : a trilogy /
The coast of Utopia : a trilogy
Stoppard, Tom.
The story of anarchists and revolutionaries in pre-Communist Russia.
Adult Nonfiction Book PR6069.T6 C63 2007
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