The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures
Paperback, 192 pages ISBN: 9781559364898Publication Date:
11 Jan 2024
Size: 213mm x 134mm£24.99
First Staged:
Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, 2009

The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures

By Tony Kushner

Paperback £24.99

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Tony Kushner's turbulent epic about a retired longshoreman who feels that the world has turned its back on everything he has fought for in life.

Gus Marcantonio, a retired longshoreman and former trade union organiser, summons his adult children home to the family's Brooklyn brownstone to discuss his recent decision to commit suicide.

With his trademark mix of soaring intellect, searing emotion, and biting wit, Kushner unfurls an epic tale of revolution, radicalism, family, love, sex, politics, real estate, unions, and debts both unpaid and unpayable.

The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures was premiered at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, in May 2009. It was premiered Off-Broadway at the Public Theater in 2011.

The play received its London premiere in October 2016 at Hampstead Theatre in a production directed by Michael Boyd.

Press Quotes

'A vast, rich work of public-intellectual engagement... The values built into this beautifully inquiring play operate outside of common dramatic economies. Kushner's carefully organized labor of love is a spur to the active mind'

Time Out New York

'Thrillingly ambitious... I walked into New York's Public Theater... genuinely excited to find out what was on the author's mind and left with enough food for thought to last a theatrical winter'

Los Angeles Times

'One of the most absorbing dramas on the London stage'

Observer

'Dramatic ambition and intellectual elan'

Telegraph

'A massively stimulating evening'

Independent
Paperback,192 pages ISBN: 9781559364898Publication Date:
11 Jan 2024
Size: 213mm x 134mm£24.99

Also by Tony Kushner:

Widows
Homebody/Kabul
A Dybbuk and other tales of the supernatural
Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika
A Bright Room Called Day
Caroline, or Change
Lincoln
The Visit, or The Old Lady Comes to Call
Angels in America
Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches
Death and Taxes: Hydriotaphia & Other Plays
The Illusion
Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness (incl. Slavs!)

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