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Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Pacific Overtures

Exploring the opening up of Japan to American influence and using motifs from Japanese theatre and music, this is one of Sondheim's most adventurous musicals.

Assassins

A dark and funny look at the end of the American dream - Stephen Sondheim lifts musical theatre to new heights of brilliance.

Romulus Linney: Six Plays

Endowed with Linney's lyric intensity, augmented by his rich sense of humour, these plays illuminate a major talent of the American theatre.

A Bright Room Called Day

From the author of Angels in AmericaA Bright Room Called Day was Kushner's first major play. Written against the backdrop of Reagan's America, it is a powerful portrayal of individual resolution in the face of political catastrophe.

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Passion

A musical based on a 19th-century Italian novel, Passion tells of the consequences of a sickly woman's love for a handsome young army captain.

The America Play and other works

A volume of work by the innovative African-American playwright, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog.

Company (US edition)

Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's iconic musical comedy about life, love and marriage.

Testimonies: Four Plays

Four significant plays from a writer whose choice of ‘uncomfortable’ but well-documented subjects has gained her a reputation for controversy:

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Collected Stories

A play exploring the vexed emotional and legal question of a writer's right to create art from another person's life.

Dogeaters

A hard-hitting play about the Philippines in the Marcos era, adapted by Jessica Hagedorn from her own novel of the same name.

Talk

In the age of McCarthy and the Beat poets, a controversial African-American artist, Archer Aymes, became an overnight sensation with his first book, Mother and Son. Ten years later he was found dead in a prison cell.

Intimate Apparel & Fabulation: Two Plays

Two companion pieces spanning 100 years in the lives of African American women.

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Radio Golf

A real-estate developer sets about trying to redevelop the 'blighted' Hill District of Pittsburgh in the final part of August Wilson's Century Cycle, his epic dramatisation of the African American experience in the twentieth century.

Spring Awakening (musical)

The groundbreaking rock musical about teenage sexuality, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik.

Our Late Night & A Thought In Three Parts: two plays

Two early plays by the cult US playwright, Wallace Shawn.

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.

Time Stands Still

A photojournalist is at home in Brooklyn recovering from serious wounds sustained whilst out covering war-torn Iraq, but longs for the adrenalin rush of her past.