Ruined TCG Edition

Author: Lynn Nottage
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781559366298
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Drama

A powerful new play by the author of Intimate Apparel.

Anna in the Tropics TCG Edition

Author: Nilo Cruz
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781559366069
Release Date: 2003-09-01
Genre: Drama

Winner of the 2003 Pulitizer Prize for Drama . . . there are many kinds of light. The light of fires. The light of stars. The light that reflects off rivers. Light that penetrates through cracks. Then there’s the type of light that reflects off the skin. —Nilo Cruz, Anna in the Tropics This lush romantic drama depicts a family of cigar makers whose loves and lives are played out against the backdrop of America in the midst of the Depression. Set in Ybor City (Tampa) in 1930, Cruz imagines the catalytic effect the arrival of a new "lector" (who reads Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina to the workers as they toil in the cigar factory) has on a Cuban-American family. Cruz celebrates the search for identity in a new land. "The words of Nilo Cruz waft from the stage like a scented breeze. They sparkle and prickle and swirl, enveloping those who listen in both specific place and time . . . and in timeless passions that touch us all. In Anna in the Tropics, the world premiere work he created for Coral Gables’ intimate New Theatre, Cruz claims his place as a storyteller of intricate craftsmanship and poetic power."—Miami Herald Nilo Cruz is a young Cuban-American playwright whose work has been produced widely around the United States including the Public Theater (New York, NY), South Coast Repertory (Costa Mesa, CA), Magic Theatre (San Francisco, CA), Oregon Shakespeare Festival, McCarter Theater (Princeton, NJ) and New Theatre (Coral Gables, FL). His other plays include Night Train to Bolina, Two Sisters and a Piano, Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams, among others. Anna in the Tropics also won the Steinberg Award for Best New Play. Mr. Cruz teaches playwriting at Yale University and lives in New York City.

The Humans Revised TCG Edition

Author: Stephen Karam
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781559368636
Release Date: 2016-05-02
Genre: Drama

Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in Manhattan. Unfolding over a single scene, this “delirious tragicomedy” (Chicago Sun-Times) by acclaimed young playwright Stephen Karam “infuses the traditional kitchen-sink family drama with qualities of horror in his portentous and penetrating work of psychological unease” (Variety), creating an indelible family portrait.

Chinglish TCG Edition

Author: David Henry Hwang
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781559364263
Release Date: 2012-06-05
Genre: Drama

An uproarious new comedy from the award-winning author of M. Butterfly.

The Country House

Author: Donald Margulies
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781559368032
Release Date: 2015-02-09
Genre: Drama

A funny and poignant comedy about a family of actors, from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies.

Ode to Joy TCG Edition

Author: Craig Lucas
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781559368063
Release Date: 2016-10-18
Genre: Drama

"Irresistible . . . intoxicating. . . . Enduringly original sensibility."—New York Times Adele is a painter and an addict. Through her eyes, we meet her two lovers, Mala and Bill, and follow her destructive relationships over the course of fourteen years. A vulnerable exploration of the interplay between art, love, and addiction, Ode to Joy is an affecting new drama from respected playwright Craig Lucas. Renowned playwright Craig Lucas's newest work is a sensitive look at illness, addiction, and love. Craig Lucas's plays include Missing Persons, Reckless, Blue Window, Prelude to a Kiss, God's Heart, The Dying Gaul, Stranger, Small Tragedy, Prayer for My Enemy, The Singing Forest, and the book for the The Light in the Piazza (music and lyrics by Adam Guettel).

Sotto Voce

Author: Nilo Cruz
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781559368346
Release Date: 2015-08-17
Genre: Drama

An exquisite new drama from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Anna in the Tropics

Marjorie Prime TCG Edition

Author: Jordan Harrison
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781559368490
Release Date: 2016-12-26
Genre: Drama

"A thought-provoking play about memory, its corruption and our insistence that technology help us outwit death."—The New York Times "It's the kind of experience that keeps unfolding in the mind long after the play is over."—Los Angeles Times In a future not far from our present, Marjorie spends her time rewriting her past in favor of her idealized memories, with help from the intriguingly innovative technology that allows her to do so. With deeply felt characters – both real and in the form of holograms or "Primes"—Jordan Harrison's widely acclaimed new play burrows into the most troubling questions of the digital age: are we replacing our memory with a false reality, and what does that mean about the preservation of the truth? Marjorie Prime ultimately asks whether manipulating our past is a corruption of history or a welcome consolation. Jordan Harrison's other plays include Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene, Amazons and their Men, Act a Lady, Finn in the Underworld, Futura, Kid-Simple, The Museum Play, Standing on Ceremony, Suprema, and Fit for Feet. His children's musical, The Flea and the Professor, won the 2011 Barrymore Award for Best Production. Harrison is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, a Theater Masters' Innovative Playwright Award, the Kesselring Prize, the Heideman Award, the Loewe Award for Musical Theater, Jerome and McKnight Fellowships from The Playwrights' Center, and a NEA/TCG Playwright-in-Residence Grant.

Teddy Ferrara

Author: Christopher Shinn
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781559367578
Release Date: 2013-11-04
Genre: Drama

A gripping new drama by the author of Pulitzer Prize finalist "Dying City.

Outside Mullingar TCG Edition

Author: John Patrick Shanley
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781559367868
Release Date: 2014-01-27
Genre: Drama

"In the work of John Patrick Shanley, the truth is as charming as it is painful, reality as touched with magic as it is factual, and existence as absolute as it is illusory."—BOMB magazine For Anthony and Rosemary, introverted misfits straddling forty, love seems unlikely. In this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately, deeply moving. Set in the Irish countryside, Outside Mullingar has been dubbed the "Irish Moonstruck" and will premiere on Broadway in 2014, starring Debra Messing and Brian F. O'Byrne and helmed by Doug Hughes, the Tony Award–winning director of Doubt. John Patrick Shanley is from the Bronx. His plays include Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Savage in Limbo, and Dirty Story. His trilogy Church and State began with Doubt, followed by Defiance and Storefront Church. For his play Doubt, the playwright received both the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He has nine films to his credit, including the five-time Oscar-nominated Doubt with Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Viola Davis. Other films include Five Corners, Alive, Joe Versus The Volcano, and Live From Baghdad for HBO (Emmy nomination). For Moonstruck, he received both the Writers Guild Award and the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. The Writers Guild of America awarded Shanley the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award in Writing.

The Liquid Plain TCG Edition

Author: Naomi Wallace
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781559368414
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Drama

“American theater needs more plays like Naomi Wallace’s The Liquid Plain—by which I mean works that are historical, epic and poetic, that valorize the lives of the poor and oppressed.”—Time Out New York On the docks of late eighteenth-century Rhode Island, two runaway slaves find love and a near-drowned man. With a motley band of sailors, they plan a desperate and daring run to freedom. As the mysteries of their identities come to light, painful truths about the past and present collide and flow into the next generation. Acclaimed playwright Naomi Wallace’s newest work brings to life a group of people whose stories have been erased from history. Told with lyricism and power, The Liquid Plain was awarded the 2012 Horton Foote Prize for Promising New American Play. This sweeping historical saga has enjoyed acclaimed runs at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Signature Theatre in New York. Naomi Wallace is a playwright from Kentucky. Her plays, which have been produced in the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, and the Middle East, include In the Heart of America, Slaughter City, One Flea Spare, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Things of Dry Hours, The Fever Chart: Three Visions of the Middle East, And I and Silence, The Hard Weather Boating Party , and The Liquid Plain. Awards include the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (twice), Joseph Kesselring Prize, Fellowship of Southern Writers Drama Award, Obie Award, Horton Foote Award for Most Promising New American Play, MacArthur Fellowship, and the inaugural Windham Campbell Prize for Drama.

Dear Evan Hansen TCG Edition

Author: Steven Levenson
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781559368803
Release Date: 2017-05-15
Genre: Music

An original musical that explores the poignant desire for human connection in the tumultuous life of one young man. Evan is shy, lonely, and bullied for it -- teeming with the irrepressible emotions all too familiar with anyone who’s ever been a teenager. After a tragedy strikes, Evan's life suddenly gets turned around, but is it ultimately for the better?