this collection contains three full-length plays:
A SMALL DELEGATION
ALMOST IN VEGAS
A SMALL DELEGATION:
"This compelling play, set in China in 1988, just one year prior to the
Tiananmen Square massacre, is a serious study of the political atmosphere of the
country during that year. The drama also examines the enormous barriers which
hinder understanding between east and west."
Gemini Williams, Summer Pennsylvanian
"Neipris's method is one of accretion, piecing together a complex
mosaic. We come to see each individual in the drama attempting to cope with a
political system that seems almost random in its changeability. Neipris's
even-handedness in dealing with her characters is such that even as we blame the
system for Sun's fate, we also blame Remy—and ourselves by extension,
since her instincts are our own. Written from a western perspective, this feels
like an inside job in its merging of illusion and reality."
Clifford Ridley, The Inquirer (Philadelphia)
ALMOST IN VEGAS:
"A wonderfully moving and touching play"
Patrick O'Connor, Back Stage
"Neipris is trying to touch something deeper than the funny bone. The
play becomes a study of decent people trying to understand their own needs and
the lovers who can not fulfill them."
Walter Goodman, The New York Times
"This is a funny and wise play. Neipris has a wonderful ear for the way
people talk when they are trying to say the right thing in an unfamiliar and
D J R Bruckner, The New York Times
"Funny and sad at the same time, and that is always a tall order."
Nels Nelson, Daily News (Philadelphia)
Plays by Janet Neipris
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