Karen Zacarias: Plays One (Oberon Modern Playwrights) (Paperback)

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Karen Zacarias: Plays One (Oberon Modern Playwrights) (Paperback)


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This collection includes the plays Native Gardens, The Book Club play and Destiny of Desires The Book Club Play "Book Club is like Lord of the Flies with Wine and Dip" A hit comedy about books and the people who love them. When the members of a devoted book club become the subjects of a documentary filmmaker and accept a provocative new member, their long-standing group dynamics take a hilarious turn. Sprinkled with wit, joy and novels galore. "A delightful, fresh comedy." Talkin' Broadway Destiny of Desires "An unapologetic and subversive Telenovela for the Stage" On a stormy night in Bellarica, Mexico, two baby girls are born -- one into a life of privilege and one into a life of poverty. When the newborns are swapped by a former beauty queen with an insatiable lust for power the stage is set for two outrageous misfortunes to grow into one remarkable destiny. "A writer of comedic skill" (Variety), Karen Zacar as infuses the Mexican telenovela genre with music, high drama and burning passion to make for a fast-paced modern comedy. "Terrifically entertaining theatrical roller-coaster "Destiny of Desire...is a zany, funny delight" - LA Times - Charles McNulty Native Gardens A hilarious hot-button comedy You can't choose your neighbors. In this brilliant new comedy, cultures and gardens clash, turning well-intentioned neighbors into feuding enemies. Pablo, a rising attorney, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, have just purchased a home next to Frank and Virginia, a well-established D.C. couple with a prize-worthy English garden. But an impending barbeque for Pablo's colleagues and a delicate disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out border dispute, exposing both couples' notions of race, taste, class and privilege. "Native Gardens is a true breath of comic fresh air. It's a biting, perceptive, and ultimately hopeful sendup to our fraught relationships with those around us - even right next door. Beyond snappy one-liners and garden hose fights, the play challenges audiences to look beyond petty differences and rediscover our shared decency." - DC Theatre Scene

Product Details ISBN: 9781786826336
ISBN-10: 178682633X
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: May 1st, 2019
Pages: 312
Language: English
Series: Oberon Modern Playwrights