The Family of Mann


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Theresa Rebeck

Published by Samuel French Inc

4 Male 3 Female

A young writer learns that comedy can be a grim business when she gets a job working on a television sitcom

Her colleagues insist that the show is both decent and real while their world descends into a ferocious madness. The Family of Mann hilariously questions who and what are invited into homes when the television is turned on

"Taking a behind the scenes look at the making of a TV sitcom, playwright Theresa Rebeck doesn't adopt the Neil Simon approach. Attila the Hun is more like it. When she's funny, she's savagely funny. When she's serious, she draws blood" ~ N.Y. Newsday

"Everything rings fiercely, funnily, savagely true" ~ N.Y. Magazine

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