Tiny Kushner: Five One-Act Plays

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"A slam-bang series of five plays providing kaleidoscopic windows into the recesses of the artist's fertile mind. . . . Tiny Kushner exists in its own imaginative realm, engaged in the process of working out the American experience without approval or condemnation."—Variety

"Kushner's eclectic, wicked wit makes for a great deal of charm and excitement. . . . Hefty political and moral issues dance with buoyant shtick. . . . Penetrating comedy ...

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Overview

"A slam-bang series of five plays providing kaleidoscopic windows into the recesses of the artist's fertile mind. . . . Tiny Kushner exists in its own imaginative realm, engaged in the process of working out the American experience without approval or condemnation."—Variety

"Kushner's eclectic, wicked wit makes for a great deal of charm and excitement. . . . Hefty political and moral issues dance with buoyant shtick. . . . Penetrating comedy and theatrical strokes light up the stage."—San Francisco Chronicle

Described as "a thinking person's comedy" (The New York Times), Tiny Kushner is a series of five short works from one of the most important voices in the American theater. Best known for his Pulitzer Prize– and Tony Award–winning seven-hour epic Angels in America, Tony Kushner shows audiences his talent for brevity with this collection of works, which recently co-premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. The pieces include no fewer than two therapy sessions (one with Richard Nixon's shrink), a trip to the moon, Queen Geraldine of Albania, tax-evading New York City cops, and Laura Bush reading Dostoyevsky to a class of dead Iraqi schoolchildren—to give you a taste. Includes: Flip Flop Fly!; Terminating or Sonnet LXXV or "Lass Meine Schmerzen Nicht Verloren Sein" or Ambivalence; East Coast Ode to Howard Jarvis: a little teleplay in tiny monologues; Dr. Arnold A. Hutschnecker in Paradise; and Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall Be Unhappy.

Tony Kushner's plays include A Bright Room Called Day; Angels in America, Parts One and Two; Slavs!; Homebody/Kabul; and the book and lyrics for Caroline, or Change. His many honors include the Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards for Best Play, and three OBIE Awards for Playwriting.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559363730
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • Publication date: 1/13/2015
  • Pages: 192

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