Cover photo by John Durant

 

The three full-length plays in this collection are:

 

HOSPITALITY

MINK SONATA

MOROCCO

full play descriptions below

 

PLAYS BY ALLAN HAVIS

I S B N 0-88145-071-5: $16.95

 

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HOSPITALITY

 

   "...To say that HOSPITALITY by Allan Havis betokens an auspicious beginning is an understatement of fairly large dimensions.
   Nearly everything about this production is first-rate. The script, an interrogation drama which brilliantly defeats the normally static two-characters-and-a-table configuration of the genre, not only is tough and taut, but gratifyingly witty and urbane...."
Nels Nelson, Philadelphia Daily News

    "...a trenchant political drama that belies its innocuous title....
   An exceptional script...."
Hari., Variety

 originally produced by the Philadelphia Theater Company

4 M, 1 F

 

MINK SONATA

 

   "The family under observation in Allan Havis's MINK SONATA has affluence and political influence.... (In) this intriguing new play...the dialog is literate and often amusing. Mr Havis has an ability to make artificial language sound In character. He has captured the jargon of people for whom solipsism may be an incurable disease...."
Mel Gussow, The New York Times

 

first produced by BACA Downtown, Brooklyn NY

1 M, 2 F

 

MOROCCO

 

   "Allan Havis's MOROCCO is an absorbing cat-and-mouse game in which one cannot always distinguish the cat from the mouse. Between the scenes and behind the lines, there is far more here than meets the eye....
   In what is partly a comedy of menace, Mr Havis artfully weaves a web of suspicion around his three principal characters....
   The author repeatedly encourages the audience's sense of wariness. One starts to wonder if the characters are inhabiting a Morocco of the mind, or, perhaps, a sanatorium. Step by step, we are led into Mr Havis's labyrinth. Beneath the surface, the play is concerned with politics and terrorism as well as with the polarities of personalities that can inhabit a marriage....There are significant pieces studiously missing in Mr. Havis's Pinteresque puzzle, a fact that enhances the play's tantalizing air of mystery."
Mel Gussow, The New York Times

 

originally produced in New York by the W P A Theater

3 M, 1 F

 

Plays by Allan Havis

I S B N 0-88145-071-5: $16.95

 

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