New Arrivals · Plays

November 21, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Title and deed: monologue for a slightly foreign man ; Oh, the humanity and other good intentions

November 20, 2014
Eno, Will, 1965-
New York : Theatre Communications Group, Incorporated, 2014.
121 p. ; 21 cm.


November 14, 2014
Herzog, Amy.
New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2014.
70 pages ; 22 cm

This is our youth : a play

October 24, 2014
Lonergan, Kenneth, author.
128 pages ; 21 cm.
Includes Production History page through September 2014.

The great American trailer park Christmas musical

October 23, 2014
Kelso, Betsy, author.
New York, NY : Dramatists Play Service Inc., [2014]
62 pages ; 25 cm
2 men, 4 women.
It's holiday time down in Armadillo Acres, and everyone's filled with warmth and beer. But when a freak bout of amnesia strikes the trailer park Scrooge, neighborly love is put to the test.

Iphigenia among the Taurians

October 21, 2014
Euripides, author.
74 pages ; 22 cm

Eugene O'Neill : a life in four acts

October 17, 2014
Dowling, Robert M., 1970- author.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
xi, 569 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The ghosts at the stage door. The treasures of Monte Cristo ; School days of an apostate ; Anarchist in the tropics ; Exorcism in New York ; Return to Monte Cristo ; The (love) sick apprentice ; It takes a village -- "To be an artist or nothing." Washed ashore at land's end ; Below Washington Square ; "Turn back the universe" ; "The town is yours" ; Civilization unmasked ; The theatre F(r)eud -- "The Broadway show shop." Prometheus unbound ; Draining bitter cups ; Note to the Ku Klux Klan ; "God's hard, not easy" ; The novelist behind the mask "Old Doc" at Loon Lodge ; The soliloquy is dead! Long live-- what? -- Full fathom five. Uncharted seas ; L'Aeschylus du Plessis ; The Prodigal returns ; "The game isn't worth the candle" ; Pandora's box ; The tyranny of time ; silence's end ; "There's a lot to be said for being dead" -- Journey into light.
"A major new biography of the Nobel Prize-winning playwright whose brilliantly original plays revolutionized American theater"-- Provided by publisher.

The women of Lockerbie

October 16, 2014
Brevoort, Deborah Baley.
New York : Dramatists Play Service, c2005.
104 p. : front. ; 20 cm.
Cast: 2 men, 5 women.

The twelve dates of christmas : a comedy/holiday/solo play

October 15, 2014
Hoben, Ginna.
New York, NY : Playscripts Inc., [2012]
42 pages ; 22 cm

Tel Aviv noir

October 6, 2014
285 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Sleeping mask / Gadi Taub -- Women / Matan Hermoni -- The time-slip detective / Lavie Tidhar -- Slow cooking / Deakla Keydar -- Clear recent history / Gon Ben Ari -- Saïd the good / Antonio Ungar -- Swirl / Silje Bekeng -- My father's kingdom / Shimon Adaf -- Who's a good boy! / Julia Fermentto -- The tour guide / Yoav Katz -- Death in pajamas / Alex Epstein -- The expendables / Gai Ad -- Allergies / Etgar Keret -- Center / Assaf Gavron.

Disgraced : a play

October 1, 2014
Akhtar, Ayad.
New York : Back Bay Books, 2013.
xii, 98 p. ; 21 cm.
New York. Today. Corporate lawyer Amir Kapoor is happy, in love, and about to land the biggest career promotion of his life. But beneath the veneer, success has come at a price. When Amir and his artist wife, Emily, host an intimate dinner party at their Upper East Side apartment, what starts out as a friendly conversation soon escalates into something far more damaging.

Sex with strangers : a play

September 30, 2014
Eason, Laura.
New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2014.
126 p. ; 21 cm.
Twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure 40-something novelist Olivia. Each has something the other needs but as attraction turns to sex both must confront the dark side of ambition.

The flick

September 25, 2014
Baker, Annie, 1981- author.
New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2014.
177 pages ; 22 cm
In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, the tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks of three underpaid employees play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen.

Grasses of a thousand colors

September 25, 2014
Shawn, Wallace.
New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2014.
89 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published by New York, Theatre Communications Group, 2009.

Contemporary monologues for men

September 17, 2014
London : Nick Hern Books, [2014].
164 pages ; 20 cm
Arnold from 3 Sisters on Hope Street / Diane Samuels and Tracy Ann Oberman -- Oliver Cromwell from 55 Days / Howard Brenton -- Nick from About A Goth / Tom Wells -- Nick from Angels / Ronan O'Donnell -- Simon from Apologia / Alexi Kaye Campbell -- Carl from Before It Rains / Katherine Chandler -- Cam from Boys / Ella Hickson -- Eddie from Bully Boy / Sandi Toksvig -- Jim from Chatroom / Enda Walsh -- Honey from Cressida / Nicholas Wright -- Donal from Days of Wine and Roses / Owen McCafferty, after JP Miller -- Mitya from Delirium / Enda Walsh -- Jude from Eight / Ella Hickson -- Nugget from First Person Shooter / Paul Jenkins -- Chris from Gilt / Stephen Greenhorn, Rona Munro and Isabel Wright -- Chima from God's Property / Arinze Kene -- Lee from Holes in the Skin / Robert Holman -- Felix from Invisible / Tena Štivĭcicʹ -- Michael from Japes / Simon Gray -- Davey from Jerusalem / Jez Butterworth -- Jonah from Jonah and Otto by Robert Holman -- Shane from Ladies Down Under / Amanda Whittington -- Ian from Lagan / Stacey Gregg -- Kehinde from Little Baby Jesus / Arinze Kene -- Unspecified from Love and Information / Caryl Churchill -- Thomas from Misterman / Enda Walsh -- Chuggs from Mogadishu / Vivienne Franzmann -- Mark from Mother Teresa is Dead / Helen Edmundson -- Mustafa from Mustafa / Laylah Ahmed -- David from Mydidae / Jack Thorne -- Sam from NSFW / Lucy Kirkwood -- Cash from The Pain and the Itch / Bruce Norris -- Nigel from The People Next Door / Henry Adam -- Peribanz from Peribanez / Lope de Vega, in a version by Tanya Ronder -- Jack from Pieces / Hywel John -- Valya from Playing the Victim / The Presnyakov Bothers, translated by Sasha Dugdale -- Kevin from Port Authority / Conor McPherson -- Sam from Precious Little Talent / Ella Hickson -- Oliver from The Pride / Alexi Kaye Campbell -- Man from Purgatorio / Ariel Dorfman -- Purdy from Purple Heart / Bruce Norris -- Robert from Push Up / Roland Schimmelpfenning, translated by Maja Zade -- The Man from The River / Jez Butterworth -- Kevin from Snuff / Davey Anderson -- Charlie from Stoopud Fucken Animals / Joel Horwood -- C from Terminus / Mark O'Rowe -- Vernon from Vernon God Little / DBC Pierre, adapted by Tanya Ronder -- Teenage Muslim from Voices from the Mosque / Alecky Blythe -- Teenager from What We Know / Pamela Carter -- Patsy from The Winterling / Jez Butterworth
50 monologues from some of the greatest writers working today, each prefaced with a summary of the vital information you need to place the piece in context and perform it to the best of your ability.

Tennessee Williams : mad pilgrimage of the flesh

September 12, 2014
Lahr, John, 1941- author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
xv, 765 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Blood-hot and personal -- The heart can't wait -- The erotics of absence -- Fugitive mind -- Thunder of disintegration -- Beanstalk country -- Kookhood -- Waving and drowning -- The long farewell -- The sudden subway.


September 2, 2014
xxxvi, 85 pages : genealogical table ; 21cm
This stunning translation by award-winning poet, Robin Robertson reinvigorates Euripides' masterpiece. Updated for contemporary readers, Robertson brings the ancient verse to fervid, brutal life, revealing a work of art as devastating and relevant today as it was in the fifth century BC.

Dear Elizabeth : a play in letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and back again

September 2, 2014
Ruhl, Sarah, 1974- author.
New York : Faber and Faber, Inc., an affiliate of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
xvi, 76 pages ; 21 cm
"From 1947 to 1977, Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop exchanged more than four hundred letters. Cataloging the composition of their poems, their travel and daily routines, the pyrotechnics of their romantic relationships, and the profound affection they had for each other, these letters are the most intimate record of both poets and one of the greatest correspondences in American letters. In Dear Elizabeth, Sarah Ruhl adapts Lowell and Bishop's thirty-year correspondence into a stage play."-- Provided by publisher.

Our late night : and A thought in three parts

August 29, 2014
Shawn, Wallace.
New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2008.
xv, 86 pages ; 22 cm
Our late night -- A thought in three parts.

All the way

August 20, 2014
Schenkkan, Robert, 1953-
New York : Grove, 2014.
xiv, 125 p. ; 21 cm.
Chronicles the first 11 months of Lyndon Baines Johnson's presidency. The story tells how nation-shifting legislation was accomplished and how the presidency was won in 1964.--Director's note.

Seagull (thinking of you) : with Away uniform and Family

August 14, 2014
Satter, Tina, author.
Brooklyn, New York : 53rd State Press, 2013.
186 p. : col. ill., music ; 19 cm.

Killer Joe

August 5, 2014
Letts, Tracy, 1965- author.
New York, NY : Theatre Communications Group, [2014].
82 pages ; 22 cm
"A definitively dysfunctional family gives in to its basest instincts and is forced to face hidden truths in this twisted modern-day fairy tale by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of August: Osage County. Performed in fifteen countries and twelve languages since its 1998 stage debut, Killer Joe is "a terrifically tasty potboiler. It has the enjoyable hairpin turns of the standard mystery thriller, but it's the skewed shifting relationships that keep you hooked" (The New York Times). Now a critically acclaimed film adapted by the playwright and starring Matthew McConaughey. Tracy Letts is the author of the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play August: Osage County (soon to be a feature film starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts). His other plays include Bug, Superior Donuts, and Man from Nebraska, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago as playwright and actor."-- Provided by publisher.

The great God pan

August 5, 2014
Herzog, Amy.
New York : Theatre Communications Group, [2014].
69 pages ; 22 cm
"The newest play by 'one of the brightest new talents in the theater.'"-The New York Times"Herzog's writing is surefooted and quietly brilliant. At 33, she has the grace and insights of a mature writer."-Slant Magazine"An intelligent, delicately articulate writer."-The Village VoiceJamie's life in Brooklyn seems just fine: a beautiful girlfriend, a burgeoning journalism career, and parents who live just far enough away. But when a possible childhood trauma comes to light, lives are thrown into a tailspin. Unsettling and deeply compassionate, The Great God Pan tells the intimate tale of what is lost and won when a hidden truth is suddenly revealed. Known for delicately detailed character studies that subtly balance humor and insight, the Obie Award-winning playwright of 4000 Miles will premiere her newest drama at New York City's Playwrights Horizons in fall 2012.Amy Herzog received the 2011 Whiting Writers' Award and the 2008 Helen Merrill Award for Aspiring Playwrights. Her plays have been produced or developed at the Yale School of Drama, Ensemble Studio Theater, Arena Stage, The Actors Theatre of Louisville, New York Stage and Film, Provincetown Playhouse and ACT in San Francisco. Her critically acclaimed works include 4,000 Miles, After the Revolution, and Belleville. "-- Provided by publisher.

The Best American short plays.

July 28, 2014
New York : Applause Theatre Books,
v. ; 22 cm.

William Shakespeare's the Jedi doth return

July 25, 2014
Doescher, Ian, author.
Philadelphia : Quirk Books, [2014]
165 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Star Wars part the sixth"--Title page.
"Lucas Books"--Title page.
Han Solo entombed in carbonite, the princess taken captive, the Rebel Alliance besieged, and Jabba the Hutt engorged. Now Luke Skywalker and his Rebel band must seek fresh allies in their quest to thwart construction of a new Imperial Death Star.

Lucky guy

July 23, 2014
Ephron, Nora, author.
75 pages ; 20 cm
12 men, 2 women.
"The charismatic and controversial tabloid columnist Mike McAlary covered the scandal- and graffiti-ridden New York of the 1980s. From his sensational reporting of New York's major police corruption to the libel suit that nearly ended his career, the play dramatizes the story of McAlary's meteoric rise, fall and rise again, ending with his coverage of the Abner Louima case for which he won the Pulitzer Prize, shortly before his untimely death on Christmas Day, 1998."--Dramatists Play Service website

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