Suburbia (new version)

Suburbia (new version)

by Eric Bogosian
     
 

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“Chekhov high on speed and Twinkies. A Work as ferocious as Mr. Bogosian’s own one-man shows.” — David Richards, New York Times

“A scarifying dissection of youthful disillusion that manages to be both appalling and appealing.” — Newsweek

“Bogosian’s script retains the playwright-performer’s

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“Chekhov high on speed and Twinkies. A Work as ferocious as Mr. Bogosian’s own one-man shows.” — David Richards, New York Times

“A scarifying dissection of youthful disillusion that manages to be both appalling and appealing.” — Newsweek

“Bogosian’s script retains the playwright-performer’s trademark vitriol and hammer wit.” — TimeOut New York

This updated version of Eric Bogosian’s theatrical tour de force, set in a convenience store parking lot, riveted audiences in its Off-Broadway premiere. His rewrites – for a world with cell phones, hip-hop and war-time cultural tensions – render the piece “an American anyplace where everything, yet nothing , has changed.” — Celia McGee, New York Times

One of America’s premier performers and most innovative and provocative artists, Eric Bogosian’s plays and solo work include suburbia (Lincoln Center Theater, 1994; adapted to film by director Richard Linklater, 1996); Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead; Griller; Humpty Dumpty; 1+1; Skunkweed; Wake Up and Smell the Coffee; Drinking in America; Notes from Underground and Talk Radio (Pulitzer Prize finalist; New York Shakespeare Festival, 1987; Broadway, 2007; adapted to film by director Oliver Stone, 1988). He has starred in a wide variety of film, TV and stage roles. Most recently, he created the character of Captain Danny Ross on the long-running series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In 2014, TCG published 100 (monologues), a collection that commemorates thirty years of Bogosian’s solo-performance career.

Editorial Reviews

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“Chekhov high on speed and Twinkies. A Work as ferocious as Mr. Bogosian’s own one-man shows.” — David Richards, New York Times

“A scarifying dissection of youthful disillusion that manages to be both appalling and appealing.” — Newsweek

“Bogosian’s script retains the playwright-performer’s trademark vitriol and hammer wit.” — TimeOut New York

This updated version of Eric Bogosian’s theatrical tour de force, set in a convenience store parking lot, recently riveted audiences in its Off-Broadway premiere. His rewrites – for a world with cell phones, hip-hop and war-time cultural tensions – render the piece “an American anyplace where everything, yet nothing , has changed.” — Celia McGee, New York Times

"Riveting, Powerful and Exciting!" - Larry Worth, The Hollywood Reporter

“Brimming with black humor, sex and sad consequences.” — Matt Windman, amNY

“Dark, intense and disturbing.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Venomously funny!” – Elvis Mitchell, New York Times

“Like the charismatic performer/writer himself…his SUBURBIA characters seethe with large caustic doses of humor, anger and angst…there's no denying Bogosian's crackling intelligence, his rejection of easy sentimentality, and the way he often does capture the cadences of alienation.” — Michael Musto, New York Daily News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559363426
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
748,206
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Eric Bogosian is the OBIE-award winning writer and performer of "Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll", and "Drinking in America", as well as his plays "Suburbia" and "Talk Radio", both made into major motion pictures.

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