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A Hotel on Marvin Gardens
"All I want is to run everything and always be right; now is that so much to ask?"
At This Evening's Performance
On tour in rural Dunsk a theatrical troupe is obliged to present corny melodramas and creaky verse plays as modern drama has been banned by their new masters. Led by a hammy egomaniac and his Amazonian wife (who is herself in panting pursuit of the group's handsome juvenile), the actors seem more concerned with romantic assignations than politics until they discover that their new stage manager is a Strevian spy. To make matters worse, it also develops that one of the lines in the play of the evening is a secret cue for subversive activity and that the speaker will be summarily disposed of by a gunman in the audience. All this reaches its hilarious climax in a wildly funny play-within-a-play in which the wrong man is shot, the right man is spared, and the Players of Dunsk decide to head for the border—and freedom in the West.
Bernice/Butterfly: A Two-Part Invention
In this theatrical tour de force, two seemingly unrelated plays turn out to be one story, a discovery not made until the surprise ending.
Moliere Plays Paris
Careers and love lives alike are on the line when Moliere's theater company bombs their debut performance in Paris. Desperate to impress King Louis XIV, the company stages a spontaneous production of Moliere's farce The Love Doctor. The show is a smash hit, but when Moliere announces his betrothal to the younger sister of his former mistress, Madeliene Bejart, turmoil ensues. The next night, onstage high jinks merge with backstage drama when the troupe performs The Forced Marriage, and Moliere must deal with the demands of the King as he realizes that his fiancee may not be quite what she seems.
Opera Comique
The place is the Opera Comique, in Paris, in 1875, at the first performance of Bizet's new opera, Carmen. All the "best people" are there but, as the cynical, worldly-wise usher, Odile, points out, they have not come to hear the music. Rather it is "amour" which they have on their minds: Paul Vigneron hopes to pair his sex-obsessed son Hector with his mistress' daughter, Viviane; while Viviane is hoping to bed down with the father rather than the son. Also on hand are a nervous Georges Bizet; the revered Charles Gounod, doyen of French opera; and the tempting coquette, La Tartine.
Taking Leave
In the middle of the night, Eliot Pryne, professor of English Literature-specialty Shakespeare-is packing what he thinks is a suitcase and leaving what he thinks is a hotel. In the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, he is "taking leave" of the real world and imagining a new one, but the transition is painful. His alter-ego, seen only by the audience, charts this final voyage speaking as Eliot once did when he was the leading authority on Shakespeare's King Lear. The visitation of Eliot's three daughters, Alma, Liz and Cordelia, forms the central event of this oddly comic, yet fully sympathetic play.
The Quick-Change Room
Set against the crumbling of the Soviet Union, as observed backstage at the Kuzlov Theater in St. Petersburg, the play is the comedic metaphor for the too-rapid transformation of Russia from communism to free-market capitalism. Nina, the daughter of the wardrobe mistress, has been cast as Irina in a revival of Chekhov's The Three Sisters. Using her considerable talents-theatrical and otherwise-she persuades management that what Chekhov's play needs in the New Russia is "music&some songs&maybe even some dances." Chekhov's masterpiece becomes, for marketing purposes, an American style musical titled O My Sister! The venerable artistic director is kicked upstairs-after all, "Russia doesn't need great men now; it needs clever men"-and the long-reigning prima donna ends up working in wardrobe. A funny-sad commentary on current events, the metaphor of the quick-change room is not lost on the audience as the world around the acting troupe changes as drastically and as quickly as the world outside.
THe Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall
Morrissey Hall Girls School and the headmistress seems completely unaware of the mischief her girls get up to.
This Day and Age
This sophisticated comedy of modern manners deals with the "empty-nester's" greatest nightmare: the chickens coming home to roost. Affluent, newly widowed and wonderfully politically incorrect, Marjorie is enjoying life sitting by her pool, having imaginary conversations with her late husband, Jack, when both her grown-up children come calling: Ann with her British husband, Brian, and Tony with his Asian-American wife, Joy—an ex-ballet dancer. Neither sibling knows the other has the same plan: to come home and live with poor old Mom.

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Nagle Jackson s-a nascut la data de 28 aprilie 1936 in Seattle, WA, SUA.

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