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Israel Horovitz

ISRAEL HOROVITZ

  (1939 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Playwright-screenwriter-director ISRAEL HOROVITZ'S 70+ plays have been translated and performed in as many as 30 languages, world-wide. Best-known plays include Line (in its 47th year of continuous perfor-mance off-Broadway, NYC's longest-running play, ever), The Indian Wants The Bronx, It's Called The Sugar Plum, Rats, Morning, The Primary English Class, The Wakefield Plays (a cycle including Alfred the Great, Our Father's Failing, Alfred Dies, Hopscotch, The 75th, Stage Directions and Spared), The Widow's Blind Date, The Growing Up Jewish Trilogy Park Your Car In Harvard Yard, North Shore Fish, Fighting Over Beverley, Lebensraum, My Old Lady, Unexpected Tenderness, Fast Hands, 6 Hotels, Compromise, and The Secret of Mme. Bonnard's Bath. Recent plays include The Bump, Sins of the Mother, What Strong Fences Make, The P Word, Virtual Alex, St. Anne's Soup, Breaking Philip Glass, Man In Snow (written originally for BBC Radio 4, winner of Sony Radio Academy Award), The New Girl, Gloucester Blue, among others. Two Horovitz plays were seen in NYC this past year: Out Of The Mouths of Babes at The Cherry Lane Theatre starring Estelle Parsons and Judith Ivey; and Man In Snow at La MaMa Theatre, following its world premiere at Gloucester Stage. Currently working on two new plays The Day Before Yesterday and Mah-Jongg. Screenplays include Author! Author!, The Strawberry Statement (Prix du Jury, Cannes Film Festival), Sunshine (European Academy Award - Best Screenplay), Security, New York, I Love You, James Dean (which introduced James Franco), 3 Weeks After Paradise (which Horovitz wrote, directed and starred. Played on Bravo Network and in film festivals worldwide). Mr. Horovitz recently wrote and directed his first feature film (at age 74) My Old Lady, which starred Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott-Thomas, based upon his stage-play. Horovitz's memoires Un New-Yorkais a Paris were published in France, where he is the most-produced American playwright in French theatre history. He has written and published one novel Cappella and one novella Nobody Love Me. Heaven and Other Poems, published October 2014, is the first collection of his poetry he has authorized for publication. Awards include OBIE (twice), Prix Italia, Sony Radio Academy Award, Writers Guild of Canada Best Screenwriter Award, Christopher Award, Drama Desk Award, Award in Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and many others. Horovitz was decorated as Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France's highest honor awarded to foreign artists. He is Founding Artistic Director of Gloucester Stage, and active Artistic Director of the New York Playwrights Lab, and is co-artistic director of Compagnia Horovitz-Paciotto in Italy. NYC's Barefoot Theatre celebrated Horovitz's 70th birthday by organizing The 70/70 Horovitz Project, a year-long event with 70 Horovitz plays having had readings and/or productions by theatres around the globe. (April 2017)

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        2nd Violin         50 Years Of Caddying         50 Years Of Caddying         6 Hotels         75th, The         Acrobats         Affection In Time         Alfred Dies         Alfred the Great         Audition Play, The         Barking Sharks         Beirut Rocks         Bridal Dance         Brownstone         Bump, The         cappella         Captains And Courage         Cat Lady         Chopin Playoffs, The         Christmas Carol, A: Scrooge And Marley         Clair-Obscur (Clearly-Obscure)         Comeback, The         Compromise         Dance Play         Death Of Bernard the Believer, The         Dr Hero         Drole De Mari Francais, Un (A Funny French Husband)         Faith         Fast Hands         Fat Guy Gets the Girl, The         Fiddleheads And Lovers         Fighting Over Beverley         Firebird At Dogtown         First, The, The Last, And the Middle         Former One-On-One Basketball Champion, The         Free Gift         Gloucester Blue         Good Parts, The         Great Labor Day Classic, The         Hanging Of Emanuel, The         Henry Lumper         Hero         Honest To God Schnozzola, The         Hop, Skip And Jump         Hopscotch         Hotel Play, The         Inconsolable         Indian Wants the Bronx, The         Israel Horovitz's New Shorts         It's Called the Sugar Plum         Killer Dove, The         Leader         Lebensraum         Line         Lounge Player         Mackerel         Man In Snow         Man With Bags         Marathon         Morning, Or Chiaroscuro         Mother's Love, A         My Old Lady         Myth America         North Shore Fish         One Under         Our Father's Failing         Park Your Car In Harvard Yard         Phone Tag         Pig Bit, The         Play For Germs         Play For Trees         Primary English Class, The         P-Word, The         Race Pla         Rats         Reason We Eat, The         Rosen By Any Other Name, A         Scrooge & Marley         Secret Of Mme Bonnards Bath         Security         Shooting Gallery         Simon Street Harvest, The         Sins Of the Mother         Spared         Speaking Of Tushy         Speaking Well Of the Dead         Speedbag         Stage Directions         Stations Of the Cross         Strong-Man's Weak Child         Sunday Runners In the Rain         This Play Is About Me         Three Weeks After Paradise         Today, I Am A Fountain Pen         Trees         Turnstile         Uncle Snake: An Independence Pageant         Unexpected Tenderness         What Strong Fences Make         Widow's Blind Date, The         Year Of the Duck


2nd Violin

2nd Violin
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Notes:
part of 6 Hotels

1st Produced:
Garson Theatre, Santa Fe, New Mexico     07 Jun 2008

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Genre:
short play Dramatic comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  Flexible casting: 2-5m, 2-5f

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50 Years Of Caddying

Synopsis:
Shifts between present day, with a racist, young black golfer and his old white caddy -- and 50 years ago, with a racist old white man and his young black caddy

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90 min Play/Drama

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50 Years Of Caddying

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American Stage Festival/ Gloucester Stage

1st Published:
in Boston Theatre Marathon of Ten Minute Plays Volume 3, Bakers Plays,    

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6 Hotels

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Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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75th, The

Synopsis:
the scene is a private dining room in a restaurant overlooking Lake Quannapowitt, the occasion the seventy-fifth reunion of a high school class-of which only two members remain. Now in their nineties, the two, arthur "Cookie" Silverstein and amy Chamberlain, don't remember each other at first, but, as they review their memories and recall old friendships, the past begins to clarify and emerge. Touching, funny and revealing, the play captures the sweep of long life, and the sense of how significant, in our later years, are the decisions and actions at which we arrive so casually in our youth.

Notes:
part of the Quannapowitt Quartet

1st Produced:
American Cultural Center, Paris     1974

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1977   

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Genre:
Comedy Drama One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Acrobats

Synopsis:
Two acrobats go valiantly through the complexities of their routine, smiling toothily, bowing on cue, and, all the while, conducting a sotto voce but lacerating marital spat. He threatens to drop her, she vows to leave him-but then the lights come up, the final bows are taken, and, subtly but surely, we are aware that their mutual dependency is still stronger than the tensions which have been so wittily and amusingly exposed.

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1st Produced:
Theatre De Lys, New York     1971

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1971   

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Affection In Time

Affection In Time
A being not of this time

Notes:
part of Israel Horovitz's New Shorts

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Barefoot Theatre Company

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Alfred Dies

Synopsis:
alfred and emily discover incestuous roots that have caused the tragedy of their marriage, and lives lost together. enormously theatrical, a profoundly moving final play in the alfred Trilogy

Notes:
part of the Wakefield Plays

1st Produced:
Actors Studio, New York     1976

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "the Wakefield Plays", avon, New York, 1979   

Music:
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Genre:
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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Alfred the Great

Synopsis:
alfred Webber visits his old family home where Margaret, his ex-girlfriend of many years ago, and her husband, Will, now live. Margaret still carries a torch for albert, driving Will to extremes of jealousy. even the child alfred and Margaret share who had been given up for adoption, still permeates Margaret's psyche and her marriage. alfred uses all these neurosis, plus, some of his own, to find out the truth about his brother's mysterious murder. Though the murder happened years ago, alfred has his hunches about Will, and on the pretext of coming to visit his father's grave, stays in the old homestead and catches up on old times. When alfred's wife, emily, shows up, her presence throws the visit into disarray, but also provides alfred with the strength to set Will up for a confession to the murder. Through deception, seduction, revelation and even torture, alfred discovers his Father is really alive, Margaret reveals a suppressed past, and a confession of murder is dragged out of Will. the facts are sketchy

Notes:
First in the Alfred Trilogy And of the seven-play cycle, the Quannapowitt Quartet

1st Produced:
American Cultural Center, Paris     1972

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1st Published:
Harper, New York, 1974   

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Audition Play, The

Audition Play, The
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Organisations:
Barefoot Theatre Company

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Genre:
short play Dramatic comedy

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Barking Sharks

Synopsis:
a large, compelling story of a Gloucester-born man who quits as head of a successful NYC ad agency, to return home to Gloucester to become a fisherman.

Notes:
a Storm Brewing, in the Middle-aged Soul And At Sea

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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY, 2003   

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Genre:
heroic, romantic. 2 hrs

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Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Beirut Rocks

Beirut Rocks
In Beirut Rocks, tensions reach fever pitch as four American students await evacuation in the midst of the 2006 Hezbollah air raids

Notes:
part of Israel Horovitz's New Shorts

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Barefoot Theatre Company

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One act

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Bridal Dance

Bridal Dance
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Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
Barefoot Theatre Company

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Genre:
short play Dramatic comedy

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Male:  4            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Brownstone

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Brownstone is mentioned in the National Playwrights Directory, I have no other information.

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Bump, The

Synopsis:
a brief encounter between two conflicted hearts in a U.S. passport office.

Notes:
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one act

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cappella

Synopsis:
this adaptation of Horovitz's highly-praised novel travels through the centuries to tell the story of a young poet of endless hope, trapped with an old man of endless complaint

Notes:
novel by Horovitz, with David Boorstin

1st Produced:
New York     1978

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Harper & Row (ISBN: 0060119624 ), 1973   

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Captains And Courage

Synopsis:
In Kipling's nineteenth-century story, Harvey Cheyne, an obnoxious rich boy, falls from the deck of a luxury liner and is rescued by a fishing boat, the "We're Here," owned by a black captain, Disko Troop. aboard the "We're Here," Harvey learns about hard work, about courage, and about life. In Horovitz's twentieth-century counterpart (the two stories alternate in parallel development), Manny Shimma, a sixteen-year-old homeless wiseguy, in trouble with the law, finds himself hiding out on a tiny fishing boat, the "Sylvie the 2nd," captained by Ben Cheyne, Harvey Cheyne's great-great-great grandson, with a single crewman, Roland Troop, Disko Troop's great-great-great grandson. aboard the "Sylvie the 2nd," Manny, too, learns about hard work, courage, and life. Modern and traditional sea-chanteys are sung by cast and chorus throughout the play. Live musicians can be used, on-stage and off. CaPTaINS aND COURaGe is a play of high adventure, full-blown emotion, and great dignity, a perfect choice for theater groups

Notes:
Designed for A multi-racial cast of 14 or more Actors playing multiple roles, CaPTaINS COURaGe intermingles Kipling's 19th century tale of Gloucester fishermen with playwright Israel Horovitz's own tale of the modern-day descendants of Kipling's character

1st Produced:
T. Schreiber Studio, NY     2000

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1999   

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  2            Other:  1b 1g (flexible)

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Cat Lady

Cat Lady
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Notes:
part of Israel Horovitz's New Shorts

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Gloucester Stage Company

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Music:
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play Ten Min

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Chopin Playoffs, The

Synopsis:
the time is 1947, and Stanley Rosen and Irving Yanover, lifelong friends now approaching young manhood, find themselves pitted against each other on two fronts. Both are piano prodigies, and will be rivals in a forthcoming, and prestigious, competition. and both, unfortunately, are smitten by the same girl, the lovely Fern Phipps, who (to the dismay of both the Rosen and Yanover families) is not even Jewish. But friendship wins out over ambition when both boys contrive to play poorly in the competition-so that neither will win. also, as Fern has decided to award her favor to the winner of the piano contest, that problem is dealt with as well. and, again, all is put forth with such good humor and warmth that the play, like the others in the trilogy, becomes a lesson in the value of simple, family virtues and the essential brotherhood of man.

Notes:
stories by Morley Torgov. Part of the Growing-Up-Jewish Trilogy

1st Produced:
New York     1986

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1st Published:
in "an Israel Horovitz Trilogy", Nelson Doubleday, New York, 1987   

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  Two boys, two pianos, one girl

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Christmas Carol, A: Scrooge And Marley

Synopsis:
Famous the world over, the often bizarre and ultimately heart-warming story of Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the others needs no detailing here. Mr. Horovitz's adaptation follows the Dickens original scrupulously but, in bringing it to life on the stage, adds elements of inventiveness and brilliant theatricality which enhance and strengthen its timeless virtues. the end result is a theatre piece of unique eloquence, which will delight audiences of all ages, and draw forth the best efforts of all engaged in its presentation.

Notes:
book by Charles Dickens

1st Produced:
Centre Stage, Baltimore, Md     1978

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1979   

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Christmas Play

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Clair-Obscur (Clearly-Obscure)

Synopsis:
the subject is rather disconcerting: a family of Blacks takes a pill in order to become white, i.e. to release itself socially from the white domination. However this change will not affect their cultural attitudes and will not change their past

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Theatre 108 In Aix In Provence, France     1999

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Comeback, The

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1st Produced:
Emerson Theatre, Boston, Ma     1958

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Compromise

Synopsis:
about a scientist and his cleaning lady. Moving and marvelous!" Boston Globe. 95 min

Notes:
staged readin Gloucester Stage, 2002. French Language premiere,theatre de L'ile, 2003

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Genre:
Comedy/Drama, 95 min Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Dance Play

Synopsis:
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Notes:
part of Israel Horovitz's New Shorts

1st Produced:
Theatre Row Studio, NY     2007

Organisations:
Barefoot Theatre Company

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
One act

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Death Of Bernard the Believer, The

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
South Orange, New Jersey     1960

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Dr Hero

Synopsis:
the hero, who is named Hero, is born onstage. thereafter come scenes of childhood, education, army service, and then marriage-as Hero becomes Dr. Hero (Ph.D.) and begins to assume the "greatness" that he knows is destined to be his. as he moves forward (including his especially hilarious entry into the advertising business) his charisma-and ego-grow apace, and even old age fails to dim the surging spirit that, through a long and turbulent life, has won and sustained for him the singular title of "the World's Greatest Man."

Notes:
aka Hero

1st Produced:
Great Neck, NY     1972

Organisations:
Shade Company

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1973   

Music:
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Genre:
Vaudeville

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  1M + 7 M or W

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Drole De Mari Francais, Un (A Funny French Husband)

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in Israel Horovitz Collected Works Volume III, Smith & Kraus, 1997   

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Faith

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a group of 1960s radical writers hold a reunion, twenty years later, in front of the statue of the Polish King Jagiello in New York's Central Park. Reared in an age of sex, booze, drugs and explicit language, the group finds that time, and the demands of making a living, have both drained their passions and left their dreams half-realized. But the daughter of one of them, speaking for her own generation, confronts them with the legacy of cynicism and hopelessness which they have passed on, whether or not they realize it.

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Written for the Horovitz-McNally-Melfi 1988 reunion triptych, Hope, Faith And Charity

1st Produced:
New York     1988

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1st Published:
in Faith, Hope and Charity, Dramatists Play Service, New York, 1989   

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Fast Hands

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a comic Drama set in a boxing gym and various fight-arenas, focusing on the relationship between a young black prizefighter and an older white ex-prizefighter, who the young man seeks out and finds - and who proves to be his biological father. 90 min

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Comedy/Drama Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Fat Guy Gets the Girl, The

Fat Guy Gets the Girl, The
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Gloucester Stage Company

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Fiddleheads And Lovers

Fiddleheads And Lovers
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in Six Hotels

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Garson Theatre, Santa Fe, New Mexico     07 Jun 2008

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short play Dramatic comedy

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Fighting Over Beverley

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On the day World War II ends, Beverley, a young englishwoman, jilts her British beau, runs off with an American flyer. Now, all three are 70+ years old. the Brit appears at Beverley's Gloucester, Mass. home, proclaims "He's had you for 45 years! enough's enough! I'm taking you back with me!" In the end, she leaves: alone. 2 hrs.

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Doubleday Books, 1995   

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Firebird At Dogtown

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a play with music and dance, intermingling a grizzly murder in wooded Downtown with the biography of eccentric billionaire, Roger Babson, who spent much his childhood in Dogtown. 90 min

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-     1987

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play with music and dance

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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First, The, The Last, And the Middle

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New York     1974

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Comedy Triptych

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Former One-On-One Basketball Champion, The

Synopsis:
the scene is a city playground, where an undersized teenager is shooting baskets. an enormously tall man of middle age stops to watch; then to give pointers to the boy; and finally to challenge him to a one-on-one competition. as they play, it is quickly evident that the older man was once a professional and, in fact, the boy is aware of who he is and of what happened to his once promising career. It also develops that the Father of the boy was killed by the son of the older man during a robbery-and now the man has come to atone for his son's crime. He wants to even the score, by letting the boy shoot him (as his Father was shot), or, less drastically, by allowing the boy to win over him on the basketball court. But the boy rejects both alternatives-when he wins he wants to "win straight," and all he asks for is a rematch in ten years, when he will be taller, stronger, and more skilled, and able to go "one-on-one" without any concessions given.

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1st Produced:
Actors Studio, New York (Gloucester Stage Co, Gloucester, Ma ?)     1977

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1982   

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Free Gift

Synopsis:
a one-act play, telling the story of an older white woman, who is mother of an adopted child, and the young black woman who left the child on the older woman's doorstep, several years earlier. Gentle and daring. 45 min.

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Samuel French, NY,    

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Gloucester Blue

Synopsis:
about a man who returns home after a long absence and encounters all manner of infidelities and murders.
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1st Produced:
workshop production Cherry Lane theatre
38 Commerce Street, New York, NY 10014     19 Nov 2011

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Barefoot Theatre Company

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black comedy

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Good Parts, The

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Brian Levine and Eugene Jacoby, two New York lawyers and lifelong friends, are restive under the constraints of careers, family responsibilities and approaching middle age, and decide to have a last fling by escaping to Greece, and, hopefully, romance and adventure. Brian is also determined to fulfill a cherished dream: When he was a young boy he was cast as "electra" in a school play, but stage fright caused him to panic and flee the theatre. Now he wants to make amends by speaking the lines at the acropolis in the moonlight. To do this Brian and Eugene have to break into the grounds of the acropolis, whereupon their troubles mount when they fear that they may have accidentally killed a guard, and have to go "underground" in athens (without being able to speak the language). Meanwhile their long-suffering wives appear on the scene, adding to the farcical and very funny complications which multiply delightfully until all is set right in the end.

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1st Produced:
Actors Studio, New York     1979

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Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1983   

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Comedy

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Great Labor Day Classic, The

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a group of runners, of various ages and backgrounds, are discovered midway in a marathon race. as they pull abreast of each other they chat amiably; renewing old friendships; introducing themselves to new participants; and discussing their lives beyond the world of racing. Some are young, some old; some veterans, some novices; some married, some single. as they jog on, signs pass by announcing the miles left to go until, at last, the finish line appears. all complete the course, and while the competitive spirit quickens as the end of the race nears, it is also clear that in their shared enthusiasm each is rooting for the others as much as for himself. It is how the race is run which matters most and, in the final essence, all who compete-and go the full distance-are winners, no matter when they cross the finish line.

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in Holidays

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Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1982   

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Comic Drama One act

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Hanging Of Emanuel, The

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South Orange, New Jersey     1962

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Henry Lumper

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Using 24 actors to portray 46 speaking roles, and drawing on the characters and form of Shakespeare's timeless original, the author creates an epic Drama which captures the sense and shape of life in Gloucester, Massachusetts, from the 1950s to the present day. Prince Hal, Hotspur, Falstaff and many others are on hand in the guise of Hal Boley and Harry Percy (sons of two rival union leaders) and Jack Silva (Hal's drinking companion) and, as in Shakespeare's play, they are inexorably drawn into scandal and dispute. In the present play the action focuses on "Glossop's" waterfront which, as the traditional fishing industry declines, finds itself the center of illicit drug trafficking, venal real estate speculation and union corruption-all of which add to the woes of a local citizenry already beset by economic and social problems not of its own making. Inevitably the growing tensions build to a climax which is both theatrically explosive and tragic-but which also offers the hope that the bitter lessons learned m

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Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1990   

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Play/Drama

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Male:  18            Female:  6            Other:  doubling

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Hero

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the hero, who is named Hero, is born onstage. thereafter come scenes of childhood, education, army service, and then marriage-as Hero becomes Dr. Hero (Ph.D.) and begins to assume the "greatness" that he knows is destined to be his. as he moves forward (including his especially hilarious entry into the advertising business) his charisma-and ego-grow apace, and even old age fails to dim the surging spirit that, through a long and turbulent life, has won and sustained for him the singular title of "the World's Greatest Man."

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aka Dr. Hero

1st Produced:
Actors Co., Long Island, NY     1971

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1973   

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Vaudeville

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Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  1M + 7 M or W

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Honest To God Schnozzola, The

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This OBIe-winning comic-Drama tells a shocking story of two American businessmen, who unwittingly stumble into a post-war German transvestite bar. 65 min

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Gramercy Arts theatre, New York, 1969

1st Produced:
Provincetown, Massachusetts     1968

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1st Published:
Breakthrough Press, New York, 1971   

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Comedy/Drama Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  musicians

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Hop, Skip And Jump

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1st Produced:
Cafe Cabaret, South Orange, New Jersey     1963

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Three short plays One act

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Hopscotch

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a young man and a young woman meet, apparently by chance, in a park playground overlooking Lake Quannapowitt. their conversation, at first, is casual and impersonal-like strangers meeting for the first time. But gradually subtle hints emerge, suggesting that the two have indeed known each other before and, perhaps, better than either cares to remember. In the end the shattering truth of their past relationship is revealed-they are former lovers, now enemies, and both bearing the scars and bitterness of a shared loss which has done irrevocable damage to them both.

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1st in the Quannapowitt Quartet

1st Produced:
American Cultural Center, Paris     1974

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1977   

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Drama One act

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Hotel Play, The

Hotel Play, The
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part of Israel Horovitz's New Shorts

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Barefoot Theatre Company

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One act

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  Flexible casting: 2-5m, 2-5f

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Inconsolable

Inconsolable
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Gloucester Stage Company

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play Ten Min

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Indian Wants the Bronx, The

Synopsis:
the play is about an Indian man lost in the Bronx, waiting for a bus that never shows up to take him to his brother. He speaks no english. a couple of punks come along and things turn nasty, ending with the Indian being killed.

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Winner of the Obie And Vernon Rice Awards. Eugene O'Neill theater Center, Waterford, CT, USA, 1966

1st Produced:
Astor Place Theatre, New York     1968

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1st Published:
in "First Season", Random House, New York, 1968   

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Drama One act

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Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Israel Horovitz's New Shorts

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nine Actors, nine new plays. Some of the titles include "affection in Time," "Cat Lady," "Dance Play," "Fat Guy Gets Girl," "Inconsolable," "Race Play," "the Hotel Play," And "Beirut Rocks."

1st Produced:
Theatre Row Studio, NY     2007

Organisations:
Barefoot Theatre Company

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-   

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One act

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It's Called the Sugar Plum

Synopsis:
Zuckerman, a college student, has ran over and killed a young man riding a skate board. as the play opens he is in his room pasting newspaper clippings into a scrapbook, humming contentedly, as he listens to a report of the accident on the radio. there is a knock at the door. Joanna, the fiancee of the dead man, enters in tears of accusation. after her initial tirade it's not long before they end up in each other's arms and in bed, quarreling over the amount of space devoted to each of them in the newspaper's report of the accident. Zuckerman's outrage during the quarrel is the only emotion he feels, whereas shedding tears is no problem for Joanna. But what amuses and disturbs them most is the chilling speed with which their instinctive self-concern overcomes the grief of the one and the guilt of the other. What develops is an intense new liaison between the two of them which quickly erases all memories of the departed.

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Winner of the Obie And Vernon Rice Awards. Winner of the Obie And Vernon Rice Awards. Eugene O'Neill theater Center, Waterford, CT, USA, 1967

1st Produced:
Astor Place Theatre, New York     1968

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1st Published:
in "First Season", Random House, New York, 1968   

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Comedy Drama One act

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Killer Dove, The

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1st Produced:
West Orange, New Jersey     1963

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Leader

Synopsis:
Successfully produced Off-Broadway, this biting and satirical study of the paradox of "leadership" is offered here in a shortened version prepared specifically by the author for nonprofessional production. Moving swiftly to its shattering climax, the play exposes the destructive fears which preoccupy a group of anxious and concerned followers-fears to which their Leader can only reply "It's not important" -until Leader is revealed as a robot, and the others lapse into helpless, babbling lunacy

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1st Produced:
Gramercy Arts Theatre, New York     1969

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1970   

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-

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15 min One act

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  (5 roles, M or W)

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Lebensraum

Synopsis:
his description is from the press release: "Horovitz's daring comic-Drama is based on the premise that a German Chancellor might, as an act of redemption, invite six million Jews to relocate in Germany, with promises of citizenship and employment. Lebensraum follows an out of work Jewish dock-worker from Massachusetts to Bremerhaven, an auschwitz survivor who returns to Berlin to find the woman who betrayed his family to the Nazis, a young German girl who falls in love with a teenged Jewish American 'new citizen', and scores of others. Ultimately, Lebensraum explores the roots of World War II, and the terrifying possibility that history may well repeat itself in our time." the title comes from the German word meaning "living room," which was broadly applied as a justification for expansion of the German homeland under the Nazis. Three actors portray more than 80 characters in the play.

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Samuel French, NY, 1999   

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Line

Synopsis:
One by one a group of unacquainted people come together to form a line for some unnamed, upcoming event. the first to arrive is a burly, beer-drinking, sweat-shirted "middle American;" then an alienated, voluble, Mozart-loving youth; a taciturn type who brings his own folding stool; and, finally, a shapely, promiscuous girl and her spineless, older husband. Gradually inexorably, the struggle for first place begins, and as they lie, cheat, wrestle and push to gain the lead spot an extraordinary panorama of human frailty is made explosively and hilariously real. as, in the end, are the deviousness, the competitiveness, and the pettiness of the small, wasting battles with which we litter our lives.

Notes:
longest running play in off-off-Broadway history.

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1st Published:
in "First Season", random House, New York, 1968   

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Comedy One act

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Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Lounge Player

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1st Produced:
New York     1977

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Mackerel

Synopsis:
This hilarious and biting parable tells of ed Lemon, who thinks God has told him to go to Gloucester, Massachusetts, to wait for a Big event. a 250,000-lb mackerel crashes through ed's wall. ed and his family cut up and sell their magic mackerel, and kill half the world's population. the surviving half of the world comes to seize the Lemons, and to study them. 2 hrs

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1st Produced:
Hartford, Connecticut     1978

Organisations:
Hartford Stage Co

1st Published:
Talonbooks, Vancouver, 1979   

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-

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Genre:
Parable

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Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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"
Man In Snow

Synopsis:
A compelling and passionate story, Man In Snow follows the varied passions of a family seeking resolutions to the highs and lows of the mountains we climb in life.

Notes:
Winner of the Sony Radio academy award - Best Drama. 60 min. ""Be prepared to have your withers wrung by a masterpiece!"" Times of London

1st Produced:
Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 >>>    " 29 Sep 2016

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Man With Bags

Synopsis:
this plays tells the story of a man's return to the Iron Curtain country of his birthplace. Frightening, funny, deeply moving. 2 hrs. 30 min

Notes:
Original Playwright - Eugene Ionesco, l'Homme Aux valises. Translated by Marie-France Ionesco

1st Produced:
Baltimore, Md     1977

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Grove Press, New York, 1977   

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-

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Marathon

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Original Playwright - Eduardo Erba

1st Produced:
Stoneham Theatre, Stoneham, Ma     11 Mar 2010

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-

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-   

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-

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Morning, Or Chiaroscuro

Synopsis:
Black family of misfits take medicine which turns them white.

Notes:
Created for the Horovitz-McNally-Melfi Broadway trilogy Morning, Noon And Night

1st Produced:
Spoleto, Italy     1968

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Morning, Noon and Night, Random House, New York, 1969   

Music:
-

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Satire One act

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Mother's Love, A

Synopsis:
a Palestinian mother prepares her young son to be a suicide bomber, while other mothers from other places watch and comment. "Chilling and beautiful!" 15 min. the Boston Herald.

Notes:
-

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Organisations:
Gloucester Stage Company and Barefoot Theatre Troupe

1st Published:
in Israel Horowitz: 5 Short Plays, Samuel French, NY,    

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-

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play Ten Min

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My Old Lady

My Old Lady
When a down on his luck middle aged man inherits an apartment in Paris, he plans to solve his financial woes by selling it. He arrives on the doorstep and discovers, to his dismay, that the elderly woman living there has lifetime habitation rights under an arcane French law and she is not about to give them up. Because he has no other place to go, she invites him to stay in the spacious apartment. A spiral of friendship, romance with the old lady's outspoken daughter, and some uncomfortable revelations about his unmourned father affect all in this poignant play with strong roles for all three actors.

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Myth America

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
written by Arthur Kopit, Theresa Rebeck, Israel Horovitz, Rachel Axler, Ian Cohen, Brian Dykstra, Jason Grote, Julien Schwab, Matthew Paul Olmos, Saviana Stanescu, And Lloyd Suh.

1st Produced:
TBG Theatre, NY     2007

Organisations:
Personal Space theatrics

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-   

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-

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North Shore Fish

Synopsis:
Set in a fish packing plant in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the action of the play centers on the daily routine of the workers, mostly women, who have come to regard North Shore Fish as a way of life. But despite the ribald humor, juicy gossip, and boisterous horseplay that enlivens their working day, the women are aware that there are signs of impending trouble. Once a thriving enterprise which processed the daily catch of the local fishing fleet, the company is now reduced to repacking frozen fish imported from Japan, and the layoffs have already begun. Despite the bravado of the philandering plant manager, who makes a futile last ditch effort to keep the plant open by attempting to persuade an officious lady health inspector to "look the other way," their worst fears are realized when the manager concedes defeat and announces that North Shore Fish will soon be replaced by a fitness center. the workers, like so many others across the nation whose jobs have been lost to industrial obsolescence and foreign comp

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-

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Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1989   

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-

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One Under

Synopsis:
Set on a golf course in the Bronx, this comic-Drama focuses on three men who have played golf together since grade school. One is a multi-millionaire, who controls their lives until he loses his money, and plays the golf game of his life. 95 min

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-

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-

1st Published:
Israel Horovitz Collected Works Volume III, Smith & Kraus, 1997   

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-

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Comedy/Drama Comedy

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Our Father's Failing

Synopsis:
alfred reunites with his Father in an old age home . . . or is it a lunatic asylum? Funny and profound. 2 hrs

Notes:
part of the Wakefield Plays. Also produced Goodman theatre, Chicago

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-

1st Published:
in "the Wakefield Plays", avon, New York, 1979   

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-

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Park Your Car In Harvard Yard

Synopsis:
the toughest, meanest teacher ever to set foot in Gloucester High School lies dying as he hires a housekeeper whom he once flunked at High School

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
New York     1980

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, NY, 1993   

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-

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Serious Comedy Comedy

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Phone Tag

Synopsis:
answerphones take all the main parts

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-

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-    

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-

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-   

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-

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Radio play

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Pig Bit, The

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-

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-

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-    

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-

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-   

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-

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Play For Germs

Synopsis:
Having become comfortably ensconced in his victim's body, Socrates (a gonorrhea germ) resents the sudden intrusion of aristotle (a syphilis germ). their confrontation becomes a boasting match as they trade the names of their many famous conquests-but an ominous note is sounded when they realize how many of their fellow germs have fallen prey to modern medicine. and, while aristotle launches a frenzied attack on his latest would-be conquest, so do they-as clouds of lethal "penicillin" billow in, making them choke their last

Notes:
as VD Blues televised 1972

1st Produced:
Net-Tv     1972

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1973   

Music:
-

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Comedy One act

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Play For Trees

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Televised     1969

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1970   

Music:
-

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Primary English Class, The

Synopsis:
the setting is a classroom where an eager young teacher is about to tackle her first assignment-teaching basic english to a group of new citizens, not one of whom speaks the same language as another. Included are an excitable Italian, an over-eager Frenchman, a near-sighted German, an elderly Chinese woman and a Japanese girl. the one thing that they manage to convey to each other is that their respective names all mean "wastebasket" but, struggle as she will, the teacher, Debbie, is hard-pressed to bring them beyond this point of communication. Fortunately the voice of an off-stage translator enables the audience to understand what those on-stage cannot comprehend, but this does not help the sorely pressed Debbie, whose frustration is increased by her fear of a mugger lurking outside the door. Rigid and pedagogical at first, she becomes more frantic and desperate as her lack of success with her charges mounts, and the wonderfully funny misunderstandings multiply, until, at last, all self-control (and sanity)

Notes:
Eugene O'Neill theater Center, Waterford, CT, USA, 1975

1st Produced:
Circle In The Square Theatre, New York     1976

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1976   

Music:
-

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Comedy

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P-Word, The

Synopsis:
a comic-Drama inspecting three generations of teenage pregnancy

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-

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-

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-   

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-

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comic Drama

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Race Pla

Race Pla
-

Notes:
part of Israel Horovitz's New Shorts

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Organisations:
Barefoot Theatre Company

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-

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Rats

Synopsis:
In Martin Gottfried's words: "the story is about two rats. One has control over a rich hunting ground in New York City and the other has come down from Greenwich, Connecticut, looking for an in. the power rat is reluctant to let anybody into his domain but his visitor is convincing and talks his way in, until an infant child makes his appearance. then the country rat wants his bite, the city rat is revealed as kindhearted and they fight over the screaming baby. It is a hideously powerful conclusion to a fascinating and comic play. the play's fascination, though, is more with its treatment of rats as souls. Mr. Horovitz is not simply dealing with sewer rats in the city. He is also dealing with people-rats in their conniving for position (a subject which he has artfully treated before). the play moves from very funny parallels with social status to very grisly parallels with greed. It is superb and Horovitz has quickly established himself as a playwright of smooth technique, serious intent and great imagination

Notes:
the featured work in Off-Broadway's omnibus of short plays entitled COLLISION COURSe

1st Produced:
Cafe Au Go-Go, New York     1968

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "First Season", Random House, New York, 1968   

Music:
-

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Reason We Eat, The

Synopsis:
Comic fantasy, set in an obesity-prison at a point in history when being fat will be illegal. Features two 600-pounders, their thin guard, and an anorexic beauty who sees herself as hopelessly obese - plus, off-stage attack-poodles. Starred estelle Parsons in its world premiere. 2 hrs

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Stamford, Connecticut     1976

Organisations:
Hartman Repertory Company

1st Published:
-   

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-

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Comic fantasy Comedy

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Rosen By Any Other Name, A

Synopsis:
Preparing for his bar mitzvah, Stanley Rosen is disconcerted by his proud mother's promise to commission a chopped liver sculpture in his likeness, but even more concerned about his father's decision to change the family name from Rosen to Royal. World War II has begun and the older Rosen, disturbed by a growing evidence of anti-Semitism, even in their provincial town of Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, wants to disguise the family's Jewish background. although Stanley is very much a part of the local community, and even has a gentile girlfriend, Fern, he is uneasy with his father's action which, he feels, is a betrayal of a proud heritage. With Fern's help, and that of a sympathetic cousin, Manny, a shell-shocked veteran, he arranges a secret bar mitzvah in the proper family name. His father, angered and resentful at first, soon realizes that his son has shown a courage he has lacked-and as the play ends the family is once again united, and determined to face what may come with dignity and resolve.

Notes:
novel by Morley Torgov. Part of the Growing-Up-Jewish Trilogy

1st Produced:
American Jewish Theatre, New York     1986

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1987   

Music:
-

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adaptation

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Scrooge & Marley

Synopsis:
Famous the world over, the often bizarre and ultimately heart-warming story of Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and the others needs no detailing here. Israel Horovitz's adaptation follows the Dickens original scrupulously but, in bringing it to life on the stage, adds elements of inventiveness and brilliant theatricality which enhance and strength its timeless virtues. the end result is a theatre piece of unique eloquence, which will delight audiences of all ages, and draw forth the best efforts of all engaged in its presentation. Scrooge & Marley is part of the 70/70 HOROVITZ PROJeCT, a year-long, world-wide festival celebrating Israel Horovitz's 70th Birthday with 70 of his plays.
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Notes:
Based on "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens

1st Produced:
Kraine Theater, NY, USA >>>     10 Dec 2009

Organisations:
Barefoot Theatre Company

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service 1979   

Music:
-

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Secret Of Mme Bonnards Bath

Synopsis:
Is it the search for an absolute brush stroke of vibrant color that led Pierre Bonnard, one of the most enigmatic masters of the 20th century, to suddenly revise his painting, even though it was hanging on the wall of a small Paris museum? Or was it the artist's need to revisit a long-hidden and tragic love? Two young art students discover the changed painting and uncover the Secret of Mme Bonnard's Bath.
nytheatre.com

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Security

Synopsis:
airport security guards racially-profile an Iranian mother and her young son. Written in 2004 as a companion-piece to the Indian Wants the Bronx. 35 min.

Notes:
-

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-    

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-

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Samuel French, NY,    

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-

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Shooting Gallery

Synopsis:
the scene is a carnival shooting gallery, where a young man has (for several months) been shooting at a "mechanical bear," obstinately determined to win his wife a goldfish. He has spent all their money, his wife is exhausted from being sent to fetch hot dogs and orange drinks, and their children have been virtually abandoned. Still he persists, firing away demonically and excoriating his long-suffering wife-until an unexpected and ironic happening brings a sudden, shattering calm to the scene.

Notes:
WPa theatre, New York, 1972

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-

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1973   

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-

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Simon Street Harvest, The

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-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
South Orange, New Jersey     1964

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-

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-   

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-

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Sins Of the Mother

Synopsis:
Set in an out-of-business fish factory, four stevedores report, weekly, to have their unemployment cards signed. a well-protected secret is revealed

Notes:
Being developed into A full length. In May 2007, Sins of the Mother was given A public reading At the Actors Studio, NYC, starring Ethan Hawke

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-

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-   

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-

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45 min One act

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Spared

Synopsis:
Viewed as if suspended in time and space, a man recounts the jumble of events and people which are his life. Good, bad, success, failure, happiness, unhappiness-all merge into a revealing mosaic as his tale continues, punctuated by taped voices and screams which underscore the irony of his existence. He has had so much, and yet so little; has seen and done so many things, and yet the emptiness consumes all. Repeatedly he has tried to end his life, only to be spared by some turn of fate. In the end we perceive that his life is all life-the human condition made real through the random pattern of living which is our lot in a world we never made

Notes:
part of the Quannapowitt Quartet

1st Produced:
American Cultural Center, Paris     1974

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1977   

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-

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Speaking Of Tushy

Speaking Of Tushy
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-

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short play Dramatic comedy

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Speaking Well Of the Dead

Synopsis:
a man dies in the World Trade Center attacks. His wife and daughter protect each other from the truth about him

Notes:
recorded for BBC-Radio 4 London

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-

1st Published:
Samuel French, NY,    

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-

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60 min One act

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Speedbag

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

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Organisations:
Gloucester Stage Co./Theatre Redux

1st Published:
in Boston Theatre Marathon of Ten Minute Plays Volume I, Bakers Plays,    

Music:
-

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play Ten Min

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Stage Directions

Synopsis:
a man and two women (brother and sister?) meet after attending a funeral (their father's?), a time when so much needs to be articulated and understood. and yet, somehow, they cannot bridge the gulf of self-consciousness which separates them, and can only speak at each other, and via the stage directions which are normally meant to be unheard by the audience. the effect is oblique speech, as though they were present and yet not present, but what is unspoken becomes eloquently clear-and, in the end, reveals the deeper truths that direct statement could only hint at.

Notes:
part of the Quannapowitt Quartet

1st Produced:
Actors Studio, New York     1976

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1977   

Music:
-

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Comedy/Drama One act

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Stations Of the Cross

Synopsis:
a man who's sister has died. the brother - a poet - scatters her ashes along the route of a train journey they shared as children, commuting between their divorced parents. 60 min

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-

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-    

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-

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-   

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-

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Genre:
lyrical and poetic Drama

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Strong-Man's Weak Child

Synopsis:
Set in a garage gym, a small-town body-builder fights to save the life of his dying child. a searing Drama of muscular men dealing with issues of the heart

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Los Angeles     1990

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in Israel Horovitz Collected Works Volume II, Smith & Kraus, 1995   

Music:
-

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Play/Drama

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Sunday Runners In the Rain

Synopsis:
celebrates long-distance running and fast women. Set in a donut shop, a nor'ester blows through town, stopping a race and causing a small war between men and women. there is a road-race on stage. 2 hrs

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Actors Playhouse, New York     1980

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  -

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This Play Is About Me

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
South Orange, New Jersey     1961

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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Three Weeks After Paradise

Synopsis:
man who lived with his family in the shadow of the World Trade Towers gives a personal account of the horrific terrorist attack and its aftermath.

Notes:
Note: proceeds from this play And its film version Are donated to A scholarship fund for children And grandchildren of the 9/11 victims

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Organisations:
Gloucester Stage Company

1st Published:
in Israel Horovitz: 5 Short Plays, Samuel French, NY,    

Music:
-

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play Ten Min

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Today, I Am A Fountain Pen

Synopsis:
Talented and precocious, Irving Yanover, at the tender age of 10, is both a piano prodigy and, at times, a thorn in the side of his orthodox parents, who lament his unaccountable predilection for bacon. But knowing that his mother and Father indulge a similar passion (while dining out at a Chinese restaurant), Irving can only question their double standard. But even more upsetting is the unhappy fate of annie, the Yanovers' young Ukrainian housekeeper, whose romance with a young Italian immigrant is bitterly opposed by her staunchly old-world parents-even though everyone knows that annie's Father is an enthusiastic devotee of Italian opera. Happily, however, these and other problems are delightfully resolved, with wit, gentle humor and a warm sense of humanity which will endear the play to audiences of all faiths and backgrounds.

Notes:
stories by Morley Torgov. Part of the Growing-Up-Jewish Trilogy

1st Produced:
Theater 890, New York     1986

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1987   

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Trees

Synopsis:
Ostensibly concerned with a family innocently debating which tree to chop down for Christmas, the play becomes a parable both of man's mindless destruction of his environment and of his callousness towards other living things as the "trees" cry out in anguish when the axes strike again and again, severing the tenuous thread, which sustains their lives-and perhaps ours as well

Notes:
Subtitled A Play for Trees And People, this haunting And imaginative short play was first presented on New York's Channel 13 (educational Television) As part of A program on pollution And conservation entitled Foul!

1st Produced:
Net-Tv     1969

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1970   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Parable One act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  extras

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Turnstile

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Hanover, New Hampshire     1974

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   

Music:
-

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-

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Uncle Snake: An Independence Pageant

Synopsis:
although filled with modern references and a sense of present day attitudes, the pageant deals essentially with the accomplishments of the Second Continental Congress, and the singular, dynamic men who led it. One by one they are identified and commented on by the Narrator, as an oversized serpent is put together and paraded about. In the end the scope of their endeavor is made clear: a Declaration of Independence which will live on in history, and set a pattern to be emulated by all who struggle in the cause of freedom and human dignity. Particularly suitable for the nation's Bi-Centennial the pageant, with its brilliant theatricality, offers an exciting event for any number of other occasions as well.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Bicentennial Play, Central Park, NYC     1975

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1976   

Music:
-

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  Casting flexible Narrator plus townspeople, bands, cheerleaders, etc

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Unexpected Tenderness

Synopsis:
archie leaves for work, every day, and, within minutes, sneaks back to the windows of his house to spy on his wife and daughter. a frightening, yet comic Drama of sexual jealousy and a family's complicity - as seen through the eyes of a wise and worried child. 2 hrs

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Wpa Theatre, NY     1994

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Doubleday Books, 1995   

Music:
-

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Play/Drama

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What Strong Fences Make

What Strong Fences Make
Now an annual tradition, the Boston theater Marathon utilizes hundreds of actors and dozens of directors to sponsor 50 ten-minute plays in 10 hours (five plays per hour!), each one supported by a different New england theatre company

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-

1st Published:
Boston theater Marathon XI - 2009 anthology - 50 Ten Minute Plays Boston theater Marathon XI - 2009 anthology - 50 Ten Minute Plays ~ By Kate Snodgrass (ed) - Smith and Kraus, 2010   

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-

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Ten Min

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Widow's Blind Date, The

Synopsis:
the scene is the wastepaper processing plant in a blue-collar Massachusetts town. Two workmen, archie and George, are drinking beer and swapping stories, mostly about their apparently extensive sexual conquests. archie mentions that Margy, a friend from high school and now a widow, has invited him to join her for a dinner. When she arrives to pick archie up, the mood of the play shifts. Suddenly, the play's original macho bantering takes on new and dangerous meanings. Margy will subtly set the two men against each other while gradually revealing her contempt for her former classmates, whose lives have remained in a rut, she says, while she went on to bigger and better things living in the big city. But this is only the beginning of Margy's complaint. Piece by piece Margy reconstructs a night, fifteen years ago, when she was gang-raped after a party by a group of boys who included not only archie and George, but also her blind brother, whom she's come back to town to visit. In the end, Margy gets what she came

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Actors Studio, Playwright's Lab, NYC     1978

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Theatre Communications Group, New York, 1981   

Music:
-

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Year Of the Duck

Synopsis:
as the play begins, the members of a small-town community theatre are assembling to begin rehearsals of Ibsen's the Wild Duck. Harry Budd, a local photographer, is to play Hjalmar ekdahl (also a photographer); his real life daughter, Sophie, is playing ekdahl's daughter, Hedvig; and his on-again, off-again mistress, Rosie Norris, will portray his wife in the play-while his real wife, Margaret, who is sitting this one out, limits her participation to caustic remarks from the sidelines. Margaret has strong suspicions about Harry's relationship with Rosie and is not above letting these be known. also on hand are Harry's father, Nathan, who knows more about what's going on than he is willing to admit (and who wishes that the other would go away so he can watch TV); and, finally, the pompously manipulative director of the play, John Sharp, who, as it happens, once had an affair with Margaret and would like to revive their now dormant passion. as the rehearsals progress so do the complications, revelations and recr

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Portland, Maine     1986

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 1988   

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy Drama Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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