A major new collection of the plays by Maria Irene Fornes. Includes Abingdon Square , one of the author’s best-known works originally produced in 1987 under Fornes’ direction. This story of a young woman’s personal liberation set in Greenwich Village of the early 1900s is played out in thirty-one sparse scenes of love and betrayal. The title play, What of the Night? , is an epic drama of four short plays on the individual’s struggle with poverty, love, and sorrow. The volume also includes The Summer in Gossensass and Enter the Night .
Maria Irene Fornes is a nine-time OBIE Award-winner, widely represented in the curriculum of contemporary theater in universities, and anthologized in the major contemporary drama textbooks.