Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Color of Desire & Hurricane: two plays

Two plays by the acclaimed Cuban-American writer.

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A Civil War Christmas

Set on Christmas Eve during the latter days of the Civil War, this rich and moving play weaves a tapestry of historical characters, period holiday music, marches and spirituals, and tells a story of peaceful companionship and communal hope.

Sex Plays

Two plays by one of America's premier performers and most innovative and provocative artists, author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Talk Radio.

Into the Woods (film tie-in edition)

A modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales. This tie-in version of Into the Woods is published alongside the 2014 Disney film adaptation.

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The Whale and A Bright New Boise: two plays

Two plays from an American playwright whose bighearted and funny plays explore the quiet desperation running through many American lives.

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The Ladies Foursome

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

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.

Slave Play

A play that rips apart history to shed new light on the nexus of race, gender, and sexuality in twenty-first-century America.

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.

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Skin & Liars: Two Plays

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

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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

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.