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The Chopin Playoffs
     

The Chopin Playoffs

by Israel Horovitz
 
The time is 1947, and Stanley Rosen and Irving Yanover, lifelong friends now approaching young manhood, find themselves pitted against each other on two fronts. Both are piano prodigies, and will be rivals in a forthcoming, and prestigious, competition. And both, unfortunately, are smitten by the same girl, the lovely Fern Phipps, who (to the dismay of both the Rosen

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The time is 1947, and Stanley Rosen and Irving Yanover, lifelong friends now approaching young manhood, find themselves pitted against each other on two fronts. Both are piano prodigies, and will be rivals in a forthcoming, and prestigious, competition. And both, unfortunately, are smitten by the same girl, the lovely Fern Phipps, who (to the dismay of both the Rosen and Yanover families) is not even Jewish. But friendship wins out over ambition when both boys contrive to play poorly in the competition�so that neither will win. Also, as Fern has decided to award her favor to the winner of the piano contest, that problem is dealt with as well. And, again, all is put forth with such good humor and warmth that the play, like the others in the trilogy, becomes a lesson in the value of simple, family virtues and the essential brotherhood of man.

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BackStage
...possesses warmth, incision and a certain worldly chuckle beneath the writing.
NY Post
The prime aim is to entertain, and these comedies have a dry wit and gentle charm that is delightful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822202103
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1987
Pages:
76
Sales rank:
1,102,484
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.20(d)

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