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Circle Mirror Transformation

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The Vermont Plays - Baker, Annie
Call Number: PS 3602 .A5842 V47 2012
Publication Date: 2012


Spring Awakening

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Spring Awakening - Wedekind, Frank; Reiss, Anya (Adapted by)
Call Number: New Books PR 6118 .E596 S67 2014
Unnerving, entertaining, funny and dark, Wedekind's definitive play about youth caused riots when it exploded onto the stage in 1906 and has lost none of its provocative power. Brought up-to-date by award-winning playwright Anya Reiss, this new version examines the exuberance, intensity and confusion of teenage life today.Spring Awakening asks important and pressing questions about how young people are shaped for their future by a generation that doesn't understand them.



Happy days: A Play in Two Acts - Beckett, Samuel
Call Number: PR 6003 .E282 H3
Publication Date: 1961

Krapp's Last Tape, and Other Dramatic Pieces - Beckett, Samuel
Call Number: PR 6003 .E282 K7 1960
Publication Date: 1960


Recent Award Winners

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The Flick - Baker, Annie
Call Number: New Books PS 3602 .A5842 F58 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama “Funny, heartbreaking, sly and unblinking…The Flick may be the best argument anyone has yet made for the continued necessity and profound uniqueness of theater.” —Jesse Green, New York “Hilarious and ineffably touching…Ms. Baker’s peerless aptitude for exploring how people grope their way toward a sense of equanimity, even as they learn to accept disappointment, is among the things that make her such a gifted writer…This lovingly observed play will sink deep into your consciousness.” —Charles Isherwood, New York Times “This hypnotic, heartbreaking micro-epic about movies and moving on is irreducibly theatrical.” —David Cote, TimeOut New York In a rundown movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees sweep up popcorn in the empty aisles and tend to one of the last thirty-five-millimeter projectors in the state. With keen insight and a ceaseless attention to detail, The Flick pays tribute to the power of movies and paints a heartbreaking portrait of three characters and their working lives. A critical hit when it premiered Off-Broadway, this comedy, by one of the country’s most produced and highly regarded young playwrights, was awarded the coveted 2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, an Obie Award for Playwriting and the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. ANNIE BAKER’S works include The Aliens (Obie Award), Body Awareness, Circle Mirror Transformation (Obie Award), Nocturama, and an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Her work has been produced at more than a hundred theaters in the U.S. and in more than a dozen countries. Recent honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Steinberg Playwright Award and a New York Drama Critics Circle Award. She is a resident playwright at Signature Theatre.

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Disgraced - Akhtar, Ayad
Call Number: PS 3601 .K53 D57 2013
Publication Date: 2013
"Sparkling and combustible" (Bloomberg Businessweek), "DISGRACED rubs all kinds of unexpected raw spots with intelligence and humor" (Newsday). "In dialogue that bristles with wit and intelligence, Akhtar puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under a microscope, revealing how tenuous self-image can be for people born into one way of being who have embraced another.... Everyone has been told that politics and religion are two subjects that should be off-limits at social gatherings. But watching these characters rip into these forbidden topics, there's no arguing that they make for ear-tickling good theater" (New York Times). "Add a liberal flow of alcohol and a couple of major secrets suddenly revealed, and you've got yourself one dangerous dinner party" (Associated Press).

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Durang, Christopher
Call Number: PS 3554 .U666 V36 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Winner of the 2013 Tony Award® for Best Play
Winner of the Outer Circle Critics Award for Best Play
Winner of the Drama League Award for Best Production of a Play
Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Play
Winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Production
Winner of the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Play
Nominated for six Tony Awards®, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister Masha returns unannounced with her twenty-something boy toy, Spike. A weekend of rivalry, regret, and raucousness begins!

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