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The Death of Frank

The Death of Frank

by Stephen Belber
     
 
THE DEATH OF FRANK is the story of Peter, a young, earnest gardener with a desire to save the world, and Natalie, his odd, jaded sister, who tends to like things that hurt her. One of those things is Frank, an older guy with a rough edge and a shady job description. Peter's world is Natalie, so naturally he wants to save her, but he accidentally falls in love with a

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THE DEATH OF FRANK is the story of Peter, a young, earnest gardener with a desire to save the world, and Natalie, his odd, jaded sister, who tends to like things that hurt her. One of those things is Frank, an older guy with a rough edge and a shady job description. Peter's world is Natalie, so naturally he wants to save her, but he accidentally falls in love with a linguist named Lynn who tries to teach him that there's more to life than one's sister. This is a play about choices made in the face of unavoidable desire; it's about form and function, sweetness and danger, and passion and articulation.

Editorial Reviews

Broadway.com
Belber is a master of understatement as a comic device as well as using abrupt pauses and conversational non sequiturs to convey more complexity than most dramatists manage in an entire evening.
CurtainUp
The real edge in Belber's work has to do with [the characters'] predisposition to violence as a way of expressing, and receiving, love. It's a pathology that plays out chillingly and with stark emotional contours.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822219163
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.20(d)

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