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Brooklyn Boy
     

Brooklyn Boy

by Donald Margulies
 

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This new play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner with Friends follows the career of Eric Weiss, a writer whose novel hits the bestseller list the same time his life begins to unravel. His wife is out the door, his father is in the hospital, and his childhood friend thinks he has sold himself to the devil. A funny and emotionally rich look at family,

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This new play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner with Friends follows the career of Eric Weiss, a writer whose novel hits the bestseller list the same time his life begins to unravel. His wife is out the door, his father is in the hospital, and his childhood friend thinks he has sold himself to the devil. A funny and emotionally rich look at family, friends and fame.

Editorial Reviews

L.A. Times
Margulies' remarkable gift of building characterization through realistic dialogue is undiminished. Full of aching ruefulness that underlies the comedy, BROOKLYN BOY's scenes are written with precision and humor. The play isn't about Brooklyn, nor is it about a boy—it's about a man without a home.
San Diego Union-Tribune
BROOKLYN BOY is the funniest and one of Margulies' most moving plays. This comedy delivers the kind of humane pleasures that brought audiences from all over New York City to Broadway during the post–World War II era. For those who have watched Margulies develop...BROOKLYN BOY offers the subtler pleasure of watching a master deftly weave so many lifelong themes into this comedy-drama's colorful fabric.
Variety
The rewards of success and fame are weighed with poignant complexity in Donald Margulies' midlife reflection, which traces a suddenly celebrated writer's unwitting struggle to reconnect with his past...[BROOKLYN BOY] is illuminated by sensitivity and humor, by sparkling naturalistic dialogue and by the grace with which it extends a deeply personal story into a universal realm.
Orange County Register
BROOKLYN BOY is a superbly crafted new play. The story unfolds with an uncanny resonance that distinguishes all great theatre, reminding us that nobody's journey through life can be made without some bad decisions, wrong directions or regrets.
Hollywood Reporter
A self-reflective dream reverie, BROOKLYN BOY is tough, insightful, bittersweet, funny and wise.
NY Times
Mr. Margulies' most personally heartfelt work...reminds us of how rewarding a writer [he] can be...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822220749
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Pages:
69

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Donald Margulies's other plays include "Collected Stories", "The Loman Family Picnic", "Sight Unseen" and "Dinner with Friends", for which he was awarded the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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