Alan Ayckbourn's "Damsels in Distress" Now in Bookstores

News   Alan Ayckbourn's "Damsels in Distress" Now in Bookstores Three new plays by Alan Ayckbourn — collectively known as "Damsels in Distress" — are now available in bookstores.

Faber and Faber, Inc. recently published the new tome, which features the texts to the plays GamePlan, FlatSpin and RolePlay. According to a release, each of the plays is "written to be performed by the same cast with the same luxurious riverside apartment as a set. Each play deftly explores the enigmatic duality of role-playing — including a daughter trying out the call-girl lifestyle to help with the family budget, and a night of romance between neighbors who aren't who they say they are." GamePlan was originally performed at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, on May 29, 2001. FlatSpin debuted at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, July 3, 2001, and RolePlay originated there Sept. 4, 2001. All three plays subsequently played London's Duchess Theatre in Sept. 2002.

Sir Alan Ayckbourn has penned more than 60 plays and musicals. Some of those works include Absurd Person Singular, Woman in Mind, Table Manners, Family Circles, Relatively Speaking and Time of Life. He was appointed a CBE in 1987 and in 1997 was knighted for his services to the theatre.

"Damsels in Distress" is a 310-page paperback with a list price of $16. Faber and Faber, Inc. is an affiliate of Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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