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St. Francis of Millbrook by Sky Gilbert

By Sky Gilbert

Being is difficult, specifically in case you are wondering your sexuality and turning out to be up in rural Ontario within the mid '90s. upload to temperamental, homophobic father and a tenacious love for Madonna, and it is virtually insufferable. regardless of all of it, Luke loves engaged on the family members farm, and at the very least he has the aid of a gaggle of neighborhood outsiders who invite him into their circle.

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Starring Madame Modjeska: On Tour in Poland and America by Beth Holmgren

By Beth Holmgren

In 1876, Poland's best actress, Helena Modrzejewska, observed by way of friends and family, emigrated to southern California to set up a utopian commune that quickly failed. inside a yr Modrzejewska made her debut within the identify function of Adrienne Lecouvreur at San Francisco's California Theatre. She replaced her identify to Modjeska and fast grew to become a number one superstar at the American degree, the place she reigned for the following 30 years. in this time, she demonstrated herself as America's such a lot esteemed Shakespearean actress, enjoying contrary such celebrated actors as Edwin sales space and Maurice Barrymore. Starring Madame Modjeska strains Modjeska's marvelous lifestyles and profession from her illegitimate delivery in Krakow, to her successive reinventions of herself as a celebrity in either Poland and the US, and at last to her enduring legacy.

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Rachel by Angelina Weld Grimké

By Angelina Weld Grimké

at the present time, we coloured women and men, all over the place - are up opposed to it... within the South, they make it as most unlikely as they could for us to get expert. within the North, they make a pretence of liberality; they offer us the poll and an outstanding schooling, after which snuff us out. every year, the matter simply to stay, will get tougher to solve.'

The first play by way of an African American lady ever produced professionally. the ecu ultimate – and the world's first construction for almost a hundred years – of Rachel is directed through fascinating younger director Ola Ince, as a part of Black historical past Month.

Rachel is a tender, trained, middle-class lady. yet she is born into an African-American relatives within the early twentieth century – an international within which lack of knowledge and violence be successful. whereas her relations and neighbours locate other ways to outlive, Rachel's goals of having married and turning into a mom collide with
the tragic occasions of her family’s earlier as she confronts the tough truth of a racist world.

Written precisely halfway among the yank Civil struggle and the tip of slavery, and the explosion of Civil Rights within the Sixties, this hauntingly appealing and profoundly surprising play nonetheless asks pressing questions for today.

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Remembering and Imagining the Holocaust: The Chain of Memory by Christopher Bigsby

By Christopher Bigsby

this can be a meditation on reminiscence and at the ways that reminiscence has operated within the paintings of writers for whom the Holocaust was once a defining occasion. it's also an exploration of the ways that fiction and drama have tried to procedure an issue so immune to the mind's eye. starting with W. G. Sebald, for whom reminiscence and the Holocaust have been the roots of a different fascination, Bigsby strikes directly to reflect on these writers Sebald himself valued, together with Arthur Miller, Anne Frank, Primo Levi and Peter Weiss, and people whose lives crossed within the bleak global of the camps, in truth or fiction. The e-book deals a sequence of thoughts. It units witness opposed to fiction, fact opposed to wilful deceit. It asks the query who owns the Holocaust - those that died, those that survived to endure witness, those that appropriated its sufferers to form their very own necessities.

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BIKER QUEST by Mike Fleury

By Mike Fleury

Marcus Johnson, a part guy, part alien former vet, reunites along with his misplaced love Sabrina who has a brother (detective Shawn Michaels) that's fighting her from becoming concerned with this risky alien. After reuniting with Sabrina, Marcus unearths himself in clash with the ruthless gang in Brooklyn, the chief (Lloyd) is additionally a homosalien (half guy, part alien) who takes shelter on the earth. finally, Marcus conflicts Lloyd to avoid him from harming Sabrina. Marcus will quickly locate out such quest is tougher than he ever think. on the finish of the conflict he comes to a decision no matter if he remains in the world or depart at the large spacecraft soaring above his head. the single individual that can assist him with this selection is the affection of his existence, his actual quest in lifestyles, Sabrina Michaels.

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Secrets, Lies, and the Truth: Revealed by Bethany Greenleaf-Perez

By Bethany Greenleaf-Perez

The small New England neighborhood of Blue Haven holds a couple of secrets and techniques that have been by no means to be published, but if Tommy Gallach and Lea Stevenson choose to go away, the darkish secrets and techniques and awful lies of Lillian Gallach start to get to the bottom of. not anyone imagined one lady may be so evil and alter the future of such a lot of. Can the unforgivable be undone? How will someone cross on after they be aware of the truth?

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Three Plays by Mae West: Sex, The Drag and Pleasure Man by Lillian Schlissel

By Lillian Schlissel

Mae West, wise-cracking vaudeville performer, was once essentially the most arguable figures of her period. hardly, even if, do humans give some thought to Mae West as a author. In Three performs via Mae West, Lillian Schlissel brings this underexplored a part of West's profession to the fore by way of providing for the 1st time in booklet shape, 3 of the performs West wrote within the 1920s--Sex (1926), The Drag (1927) and Pleasure Man (1928). With an insightful creation by way of Schlissel, this e-book deals a special check out to the existence and early occupation of this mythical level and display actress.

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The Trial of the Catonsville Nine by Daniel Berrigan

By Daniel Berrigan

On could 17, 1968, on the peak of the Vietnam conflict, 9 women and men entered a Selective carrier place of work outdoor Baltimore. They got rid of army draft files, took them outdoors, and set them afire with napalm. The Catholic activists considering this protest opposed to the battle incorporated Daniel and Philip Berrigan; all have been stumbled on responsible of destroying executive estate and sentenced to 3 years in penitentiary. Dan Berrigan fled yet later became himself in.

The Trial of the Catonsville 9 turned a robust expression of the conflicts among moral sense and behavior, energy and justice, legislation and morality. Drawing on courtroom transcripts, Berrigan wrote a dramatic account
of the trial and the problems it so vividly embodied. the result's a landmark murals that has been played usually over the last thirty-five years, either as a section of theater and a movement picture.

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Undesirable Elements: Real People, Real Lives, Real Theater by Ping Chong,Alisa Solomon

By Ping Chong,Alisa Solomon

"The cumulative strength of those shared tales is little short of fantastic. Ping Chong creates a huge tapestry of lives."—Twin towns Reader

This three-piece quantity of Undesirable Elements, the community-specific theater works sequence, examines the lives of these born into one tradition yet dwelling in one other. each one creation grows out of a longer residency, in which Ping Chong and his collaborators behavior interviews of group individuals after which create a script that explores either old and private narratives.

Ping Chong is a theater director, playwright, choreographer, and video and install artist. The recipient of 2 OBIE awards, Bessie awards, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, he has created greater than fifty works for the degree, together with twenty-five in his bad parts series.

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