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Achilles in Sparta Drama 14 (8m, 6f) View Details Compare
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A tragedy has befallen a great city. A country girds for war. Helen, the national figurehead of beauty and hope, has been abducted from Sparta, and its young men and women—those most likely to do the fighting, and mourning—ready themselves for struggle. Developed expressly for young actors, ACHILLES IN SPARTA uses short, highly theatrical scenes and monologues to tell the story of a nation marching towards inevitable conflict and the fall of a hero. With variable casting possibilities intended to meet the needs of a group of any size, from small class productions to conservatory productions with large casting demands, ACHILLES IN SPARTA provides an engrossing entryway into the classics through an emotionally accessible and linguistically rich theatrical experience that explores the joys and challenges of stagecraft and acting.

     

Other Place, The (White) Drama 4 (2m, 2f) View Details Compare
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Just as Juliana Smithton's research leads to a potential breakthrough, her life takes a disorienting turn. During a lecture to colleagues at an exclusive beach resort, she glimpses an enigmatic young woman in a yellow bikini amidst the crowd of business suits. One step at a time, a mystery unravels as contradictory evidence, blurred truth and fragmented memories collide in a cottage on the windswept shores of Cape Cod.

"Sudden flares of uncontrolled feeling appear like lightning flashes from a sky that was clear just moments before…Gradually our faith in this seemingly most reliable of narrators is undermined by deftly disclosed pieces of information." —NY Times. "…a haunting drama…so cleverly constructed that the nature and depth of the problem isn't revealed until the last shattering scene." —Variety. "[A] wonderful surprise…in which we the audience collectively discovered we'd been had. And that we'd liked it." —Village Voice. "Four stars…[an] engrossing new drama." —Bloomberg News. "…you can't avert your eyes from [this] slowly unfolding drama." —NY Post. "White's first major New York production…shows him as a crack craftsman who knows how to hook an audience." —NY Daily News. "White juggles the various pieces of his play with a skillful hand, folding them together with an uncanny ability to know exactly how much to give away and when." —NY Press. "[Juliana] is an unreliable narrator of the greatest sort, and…THE OTHER PLACE proceeds to rip hole after hole in her story and add mystery after mystery to her past." —Entertainment Weekly.   

Six Years Drama 7 (4m, 3f) View Details Compare
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It is 1949 when Phil Granger finally reappears in the small Missouri town he left six years earlier for the unspeakable horrors of World War II. His wife, Meredith, is there to meet him, put him back together…and keep him home. In five scenes spanning twenty-four years of Postwar life, Sharr White takes us on an intimate journey to an unspoken side of the Greatest Generation, chronicling Meredith and Phil Granger's struggles to survive together through the boom of the 1950s, the hope and unbearable losses of the 1960s, and the resounding search for redemption following the Vietnam war.

"This is theater at its thought-provoking, affecting best." —Newsweek.

"A wrenching look back at twenty-four years of post World War II America…extremely well-written, serious slice-of-life drama." —CurtainUp. "The resonance for White's audiences has been evident…several characters are at the darkening intersection of this drama that some have remarked has the bearing of an Arthur Miller play."

—CNN.com. "A beautiful character study and an intriguing look at life and relationships evolving through time…Grade: A." —Cincinnati CityBeat. "…Sharr White's riveting SIX YEARS devastatingly demonstrated the lingering damage of war in those who fight." —Miami Herald. "…easily one of the most compelling dramas to come out of the Humana Festival of New American Plays in recent years." —Lexington Herald Leader.    

Sunlight Drama 4 (2m, 2f) View Details Compare
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Matthew Gibbon, liberal lion and university president, may have finally gone too far in his battle against the conservative Dean of the law school—his son-in-law and former protégé. His daughter is caught between them and the entire university community is up in arms. The personal and political collide in this stunning new play about loyalty, power and torture memos.

"…articulate and probing…a ringing defense of principles." —Seattle Times. "…a roller coaster of surprises, disclosures and brilliantly written one-liners." —Metroactive. "Playwright White has much to say that audiences need to hear." —PacificSun.com. "…engrossing…will keep you thinking throughout." —Talkin' Broadway.   

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