Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Ladies Foursome

A funny, fast-paced, heartwarming story of friendship inspired by Norm Foster's popular play The Foursome.

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Neva

English/Spanish billingual edition

A politically charged, haunting interrogation of theatre and the revolutionary impulse.

Small Tragedy

A remarkably funny, sharply articulated missive about tragedy in the contemporary world.

Linda Vista

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts dissects the midlife crisis in a play that combines humanity with humour.

A Strange Loop

A blistering musical about a Black, queer writer, at war with a host of demons. Winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

What the Constitution Means to Me

An acclaimed play tracing the effect that the US Constitution has had on four generations of women in the author's family. A finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Mlima's Tale

A powerful and unforgettable drama about the illegal international ivory trade, from an American dramatist whose plays have captivated audiences around the world.

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Performance artist Taylor Mac picks up where William Shakespeare's blood-soaked tragedy Titus Andronicus left off in a play that explores generic boundaries and charts the violence done by those in charge, and the lives of those left to clean up.

The Melville Boys

Owen and Lee Melville arrive at a lakeside cabin for a weekend of fishing, but their plans are thrown out of whack by the arrival of two sisters who become catalysts for a tenderly funny and unsentimental look at four lives in transition.

Skin & Liars: Two Plays

Two plays from one of Canada's leading writers and directors of theatre for young people.

The Way We Live Now: American plays and the AIDS crisis

A collection of dramatic material - plays, extracts from plays and dramatic adaptations - concerning the AIDS epidemic.

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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

Six plays from a major talent of the American theatre, endowed with Linney's lyric intensity, and augmented by his rich sense of humour.

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 one-act musical about 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.