Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

Showing 109-126 of 1,528 items.

Unsuspecting Susan

The story of Susan - whose life revolves around her dogs, am-dram, bell-ringing and village gossip - and her adult son who's converted to Islam.

Published in volume Singular Female Voices

    Unscorched

    A courageous and convincing play that sensitively tackles the important subject of child abuse. Winner of the Papatango New Writing Prize 2013.

    The Unreturning

    A compelling drama that explores the profound effect that war has on young lives.

    Unravelling the Ribbon

    Rose is thirty-four and lives on a farm with her husband and two children. She worries she may have married too young. Lola is fifty and wants to sell her home. Nobody ever calls and she has stopped opening her post. Lyndsey is eleven and her best friend has stopped sitting beside her in art class.

    The Unravelling

    A Fringe First Award-winning fable about the power of mythology to change your life.

    The Unmanageable Sisters

    A funny and furious new version of Michel Tremblay’s fêted Québécoise comedy, Les Belles-Soeurs.

    Unknown Rivers

    A poignant and life-affirming play about the extraordinary powers of female friendship.

    Undesirable Elements

    Real People, Real Lives, Real Theater

    A collection celebrating twenty years of Undesirable Elements, the series of community-specific theatre works that examines the lives of people living cultures, either by choice or circumstance.

    Under the Blue Sky

    A triptych of love stories in a play about unrequited affection, obsession, sex, and the possibility of being happy.

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    Unbroken

    A radical, modern-day re-interpretation of Arthur Schnitzler’s taboo-breaking 1897 play La Ronde, with its 'daisy chain' of sexual encounters.

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    Unbalancing Acts: Foundations for a Theater

    Includes essays and playscripts: The Cure, Film Is Evil: Radio Is Good, Symphony of Rats, What Did He See? and Lava, with a Foreword by Peter Sellars

    Ugly Lies the Bone

    An honest and funny play about a wounded veteran seeking rehabilitation through an experimental virtual reality therapy, from an award-winning American playwright.

    The Tyler Sisters

    A funny, heartening exploration of time, and the unassuming moments that make up our lives.

    Two Trains Running

    A play set in a small restaurant in the Pittsburgh Hill District in 1969. Part of August Wilson's Century Cycle, his epic dramatisation of the African American experience in the twentieth century.

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    Two Sisters and a Piano and other plays

    Nilo Cruz is the most produced Cuban-American playwright in the US and was the first dramatist of Hispanic descent to receive the Pulitzer Prize.

    Two Princes

    A bittersweet drama about life, love, loss, and sculpture.

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    Two Ladies

    A powerful drama about the first ladies of France and America, as their husbands clash over an international crisis.

    Twilight Song

    Kevin Elyot's evocative final play, a hilarious and heartbreaking tale of one family's hidden liaisons over half a century.

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