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Y2K by Arthur Kopit, Arthur Kopit

A married couple in New York City awake one day to discover, in a plot worthy of Kafka or Orwell, that their private lives are no longer private. Even more frightening, their lives seem to bear no relation to anything they knew.

An edgy, erotically charged information-age thriller, this new play by award-winning playwright Arthur Kopit exposes the control that computers can have over our lives, morality, even bank accounts. Acclaimed by the critics as the best new play at the 1999 Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, it is one of the major productions in the Manhattan Theatre Club's 1999—2000 season in New York.

"Sizzling . . . dark comedy that becomes a horrifying cautionary tale . . . the play has a lethal feedback." — The New York Times

"Kopit's cool topical thriller exploits technophobes' fear of the new millennium and the increasing power cybergeeks will wield at the expense of the computer-illiterate. . . . Kopit's writing is laced with mordant wit, and the central characters are subtly drawn." — Variety

Arthur Kopit is the author of such celebrated plays as Indians, Wings, and Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad. He has also written the scripts for several TV miniseries, and collaborated with Maury Yeston on the Tony Award—winning musical Nine. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585670253
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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