cover design by Tom Johnson
this collection contains six full-length plays:
CHRISTINA ALBERTA'S FATHER by Polly Pen
THE DYING GAUL by Craig Lucas
HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE by Paula Vogel
MORE LIES ABOUT JERZY by Davey Holmes
RAISED IN CAPTIVITY by Nicky Silver
THREE TALL WOMEN by Edward Albee
"The Vineyard has the
longevity and track record of a theater three times is size. Hardly a season
goes by without the company's producing a popular or critical success."
The New York Times
Celebrating its twentieth year as one of America's most vital and innovative theater companies, the Vineyard Theater presents a collection of six plays, a rich and eclectic mix of writers, sensibilities and theatrical form.
The collection contains two Pulitzer Prize winning dramas: Edward Albee's masterful and invigorating THREE TALL WOMEN (1994 Pulitzer Prize), in which a 92-year old woman on the threshold of death reexamines her life and her choices; and Paula Vogel's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE (1998 Pulitzer Prize), a powerful and compassionate tale of survival, as seen through the troubling lens of a relationship between a young woman and her uncle-by-marriage. Nicky Silver's singular comic voice is evinced in the darkly absurd RAISED IN CAPTIVITY, the story of twin siblings, bruised by the past and facing an uncertain future, who find in one another a surprising source of redemption. And in Polly Pen's bold and fantastical CHRISTINA ALBERTA'S FATHER, based on the novel by H G Wells, a spirited young Victorian woman and her eccentric father find themselves on parallel adventures of discovery, one setting out to save the world and the other to defy it. Craig Lucas' parable THE DYING GAUL is a dark and probing story of passion, grief, and corruption whose principal players include an impressionable screenwriter, a powerful Hollywood producer, and his disillusioned wife. and in Davey Holmes' engrossing meditation on art, celebrity and truth, MORE LIES ABOUT JERZY, the acclaimed author of a Holocaust memoir finds himself the center of controversy when an ambitious young journalist uncovers inconsistencies in his life story.
In sum, these six vibrant, blazingly original and richly textured plays provide an introduction to the work of this award-winning developmental theater company, hailed by Time Out New York as "invaluable. A consistently excellent theater."
Plays From The Vineyard Theater
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