Uncommon Women and Others

Uncommon Women and Others by Wendy Wasserstein (1978)

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Theatre | Drama4 StarsBlurb:

“Comprised of a collage of interrelated scenes, the action begins with a reunion, six years after graduation, of five close friends and classmates at Mount Holyoke College. They compare notes on their activities since leaving school and then, in a series of flashbacks, we see them in their college days and learn of the Continue reading

A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney (1956)

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Theatre | Drama3 StarsBlurb:

“A sensational theatrical success in London, A Taste of Honey was written by Shelagh Delaney at the age of 18. The play prompted Graham Greene to say that it had “all the freshness of Mr. Osborne’s Look Back In Anger and a greater maturity.” A Taste of Honey won Miss Delaney two national awards, the sale of film rights productions at Stratford, London, and Paris, and a round of applause from the critics.  Continue reading

Blasted

Blasted by Sarah Kane (1995)

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Theatre | Drama: In Yer Face1.5 StarsBlurb:

Blasted is Sarah Kane’s first full-length play which opened in 1995 and was the sensation of that year’s theatre season, making front-page headlines and outraging some critics who thought her premise that there was a connection between a rape in a Leeds hotel room and the hellish devastation of civil war was simply an attempt to shock audiences. The questions raised in this play about violence are at the heart of Kane’s writing.”
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Clybourne Park

Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris (2010)

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Theatre | Historical Drama5-starsBlurb:

“Clybourne Park spans two generations fifty years apart. In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bedroom at a bargain price, unknowingly bringing the first black family into the neighborhood (borrowing a plot line from Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun) and creating ripples of discontent among the cozy white residents of Clybourne Park. In 2009, Continue reading