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The Best American Short Plays - 2009-2010

The Best American Short Plays - 2009-2010 $17.99

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Barbara Parisi - editor

Published by Applause Books

This 2009-2010 edition from Applause Books includes Adam Rapp's Red Light Winter and This is Your Lifetime from Jill Elaine Hughes, a brilliant feminist comedy in which mashes together television for women, feminine hygiene and Chunky Monkey some good natured laughs

There's also Avi Glickstein's Pair and a Spare which makes a clever comment on the failures of human connection and Death Comes for a Wedding, Joe Tracz' Kafkaesque vision of a personified Death demanding a bride as a sacrifice to avoid his wrath

And Samuel Brett Williams' The Trash Bad Tourist, which tells the story of three misfits living in despair in Arkansas a few years after Katrina

The volume ends with a set of seven plays which were produced together as a benefit for a multiarts center in New York

Collected under the title Seven Card Draw, they are separate and distinct pieces - "darkly comic tales about risk and reward" - and include monologues by Neil LaBute, John Guare, Clay McLeod Chapman and Daniel Gallant

350 pages

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