The Zero Hour

The Zero Hour

by Madeleine George
     
 

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Characters: 1 male, 2 female

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Rebecca and her chronically unemployed butch girlfriend, O, have created a happy nest in their run-down walk-up in Queens, but things are starting to unravel. The more O pushes Rebecca to stop hiding their relationship, the more Rebecca's work life-writing a textbook for seventh graders about the Holocaust-
begins to

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Characters: 1 male, 2 female

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Rebecca and her chronically unemployed butch girlfriend, O, have created a happy nest in their run-down walk-up in Queens, but things are starting to unravel. The more O pushes Rebecca to stop hiding their relationship, the more Rebecca's work life-writing a textbook for seventh graders about the Holocaust-
begins to bleed into her personal life: She starts meeting World War II Nazis on the 7 train, passing as hipster professionals in New York City but hungry to come out about who they really are. Back home in Queens, O is also sparring with convincingly real visions: her long estranged-and recently dead?-mother keeps showing up to argue with her about her choices. This almost-love story explores the relationship between honesty and cruelty: How do you tell the truth about yourself when that truth might devastate the people you love? A tour-de-force for two actors playing eight different roles.

"A lucid drama. Appealingly brainy and messy, George's play never settles for an easy metaphor or emotion. It cross-examines our pat notions of history and love."- The New Yorker

"Grabs our interest from its first provocative line. The Zero Hour is a work to savor."- Back Stage

"Bold, thoughtful, and incredibly beautiful." - CurtainUp

"A striking new play. Refreshingly original." -TheatreMania

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ISBN-13:
9780573699207
Publisher:
Samuel French, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/24/2011
Pages:
84
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.17(d)

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