Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams: A New Play

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Four-time Tony Award–winning author Terrence McNally returns with a powerful new play about how far one will go for one’s love of the theater. In a small upstate New York town, Lou, a speech and drama teacher, and Jessie, a dog groomer at The Dapper Dog, bring joy to their community through running an amateur theater company. They become obsessed with buying a derelict movie theater and turning it into Captain Lou and Miss Jessie’s Magic Theater for Children of All Ages. The only obstacle in reaching their dream ...

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Overview

Four-time Tony Award–winning author Terrence McNally returns with a powerful new play about how far one will go for one’s love of the theater. In a small upstate New York town, Lou, a speech and drama teacher, and Jessie, a dog groomer at The Dapper Dog, bring joy to their community through running an amateur theater company. They become obsessed with buying a derelict movie theater and turning it into Captain Lou and Miss Jessie’s Magic Theater for Children of All Ages. The only obstacle in reaching their dream is Annabelle Willard — a terminally ill and manipulative widow who owns half the town. Will these naive dreamers be able to grasp the brass ring, and at what cost?

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Editorial Reviews

BackStage
Fearlessly funny, strikingly serious...DEDICATION has some of the funniest lines Terrence McNally has written in years.
Gay City News
A heartfelt, original valentine to relationships, death, and theater...McNally's most original play in years.
NY Sun
A wistful and potent new play by Terrence McNally...Mr. McNally gives new proof of the vitality of his chosen art form by showing that there is room on the stage for theater past, theater present, and theater future; and that if you are as good as he is, they can all be brought together behind one curtain.
TheaterMania.com
McNally's bittersweet valentine to an art form that has the power to change lives on both sides of the footlights...We should all be grateful to Terrence McNally for reminding us just how important theatre (and plays about the theatre) can be.
Talkin' Broadway
A scintillating and inspiring new play by Terrence McNally.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802142450
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/9/2006
  • Pages: 103
  • Sales rank: 565,087
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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