Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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subUrbia

An updated version of Bogosian's theatrical tour de force.

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The Shipment and Lear: two plays

Two plays by Korean-American theatre practitioner and writer Young Jean Lee, who here 'confirms herself as one of the best experimental playwrights in America' (Timeout New York).

Superior Donuts

An entertaining comedy-drama set in a local donut shop in the heart of one of Chicago's most diverse communities. By the Pulitzer Prize winning author of August: Osage County.

Next to Normal

The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical set in a crisis-stricken suburban household, exploring how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family's world intact.

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Plays from the Arab World

Edited by Elyse Dodgson

A collection of five extraordinary plays exploring and reflecting contemporary life across the Near East and North Africa.

Enda Walsh Plays: One

The first eight astonishing plays by 'one of the most dazzling wordsmiths of contemporary theatre'.

Jez Butterworth Plays: One

Four full-length plays and two previously unpublished shorts from the multi-award-winning author of Jerusalem.

In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play

Magnetic, nostalgic and gloriously imaginative, a comedy drama from award-winning New York playwright Sarah Ruhl.

Chinglish

A hilarious comedy about the misadventures of miscommunication, exploring the modern difficulty of doing business between East and West.

The Lyons

A deliciously savage family comedy.

Enda Walsh Plays: Two

The second collection of plays from the multi-award-winning Irish playwright, including The Walworth Farce, The New Electric Ballroom, Penelope, Ballyturk and two short plays, with a Foreword by the author.

The Great God Pan

An unsettling and deeply compassionate play from an acclaimed US playwright.

In the Wake

A bold, ambitious, political play about contemporary America - 'a candidate to be the Angels in America of the Bush II decade' (San Francisco Chronicle).

How I Learned to Drive

A Lolita-like tale of female sexual awakening, winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize.

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A Master Builder

Wallace Shawn's version of Henrik Ibsen's Master Builder Solness, made into a film by Jonathan Demme in 2014 — a film that is an utterly contemporary vision of Ibsen's classic play.

Storefront Church

A compassionate morality tale about a elected official in the Bronx forced into a confrontation by the mortgage crisis, Storefront Church is the concluding part of John Patrick Shanley's 'Church and State' trilogy of plays.

The Assembled Parties

An incisive portrait of a family grasping for stability at the dawn of a new millennium.

Stage Kiss

Sarah Ruhl, one of America’s most widely produced playwrights, brings her unique mix of lyricism, sparkling humour and fierce intelligence to the world of romantic comedy.