Eric Overmyer: Collected Plays / Edition 1

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Overview

Eric Overmeyer is one of the most outrageously original American playwrights to surface on the contemporary theatrical scene. This anthology includes: "Native Speech," "On the Verge," "In a Pig's Valise," "In Perpetuity Throughout the Universe," "The Heliotrope Bouquet by Scott Joplin and Louis Chauvin," and "Dark Rapture."
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Eric Overmyer's plays overflow with words, and joyously so. Unrestrained by naturalism, his characters turn directly to the audience in a charged, heightened style that hangs somewhere between theater and poetry. Overmyer's work takes on a surreal, dreamlike quality that is uniquely tailored to each of the distinctive worlds he creates. In On the Verge , he sets us down in terra incognita in the company of three 19th-century female explorers who find themselves bushwhacking their way through the jungle of time, heading toward the future. En route, they encounter Cool Whip, ``I Like Ike'' buttons and the ghosts of husbands they have left behind. In The Heliotrope Bouquet by Scott Joplin & Louis Chauvin , a haunting portrayal of a declining and delirious Scott Joplin, the musician cannot escape the specters of his past--a lost wife, a dead child, the fame that slipped away as the popularity of ragtime ebbed. In a Pig's Valise , his musical sendup of 1940s film noir complete with flashbacks, voiceovers and underscoring, follows private eye James Taxi, whose encounter with ethnic folk-dancer Dolores Con Leche throws him up against the notorious Bucket brothers and into the realm of stolen dreams. In print, Overmyer's plays are an entertaining and provocative read. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781880399330
  • Publisher: Smith & Kraus, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/1993
  • Series: Contemporary Playwrights Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 317
  • Sales rank: 861,941
  • Product dimensions: 5.41 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Native Speech, 1984 1
On the Verge, 1985 54
In a Pig's Valise, 1986 110
In Perpetuity Throughout the Universe, 1988 176
The Heliotrope Bouquet, 1991 228
Dark Rapture, 1992 259
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