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What are some great new plays that you have either seen or read?

Asked by kalafatic (143 points ) November 7th, 2009

I am starting a series of staged readings and am looking for some advice on new plays that you may have encountered recently. Older plays are fine as well, but if it was written in the last 4 or 5 years that would be great. Mostly I just want to know what plays you would go listen to. (A few examples, August: Osage County by Tracy Letts, Ruined by Lynn Nottage, Book of Days by Lanford Wilson, Shipwrecked by Donald Margulies…)

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MacBean's avatar

Wow, I’m mostly drawing a blank here… The one play that immediately popped into mind is Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. I haven’t had the opportunity to see it performed on stage, but I’ve read the script, and I saw the HBO miniseries. It’s some really powerful stuff.

jdogg's avatar

I saw one yesterday called jabberwok, it was really good.

kevbo's avatar

“I am My Own Wife” (2003) is really interesting and powerful.

fundevogel's avatar

I’m a big fan of Bat Boy: THE MUSICAL. It has pathos.

cbloom8's avatar

Seattle Tower was amazing, although I doubt anyone will ever see it again.

janbb's avatar

“The Coast of Utopia” or “Invention of Love” by Tom Stoppard
“Gods of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza
“Doubt” By John Patrick Shanley
“Talley’s Folly” by Lanford Wilson

Mrgelastic's avatar

Any play by neil labute is great, Like “Reasons to be pretty” “Some girls” and “Fat pig”

Rude_Bear's avatar

This past week I saw “Judy’s Scary Little Christmas”. I helped work on publicity and also helped build the set. It was written by my friend Jim a few years back and was a hit on the left coast. This was the East coast premiere. It was just picked up by Samuale French, so a production might be coming to a city near you soon.

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Rude_Bear's avatar

@fundevogel : I Love Bat Boy!

flutherother's avatar

Black Watch has been getting great reviews. I haven’t seen it yet though I intend to.

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