Shanley's Dirty Story, Sailor Song and Where's My Money? Gathered in One Volume

News   Shanley's Dirty Story, Sailor Song and Where's My Money? Gathered in One Volume
 
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has published "Dirty Story and Other Plays," a volume that includes three recent works by John Patrick Shanley, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Doubt.

In Dirty Story "a couple of sadomasochistic writers fight over rights to their New York City loft, in this sexy satire of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."

In the "wickedly dark comedy" Where's My Money?, Shanley "takes on marriage, infidelity and divorce lawyers.

In Sailor Song, "love becomes an act of courage in this seaside romance — salted with Johann Strauss' famous waltzes — about the certainty of death, the brevity of youth, and the importance of now."

Shanley's Doubt won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, and was chosen as best play of the year by over 10 major newspapers and magazines. TCG Book's edition of Doubt is currently in its eighth printing, with more than 50,000 books in print. Shanley's other plays include Defiance, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Four Dogs and a Bone, Psychopathia Sexualis and Savage Limbo. He has written extensively for TV and film, including "Moonstruck," for which he won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

* Theatre Communications Group is the national organization for the American theatre, encompassing a membership of 17,000 individuals as well as more than 440 theatre companies located throughout the United States, which present performances to an annual attendance of more than 17 million. Founded in 1961, TCG provides a variety of artistic, administrative and informational services to theatres and independent theatre artists, and acts as a forum for the profession and a resource for the media, funding agencies and the public. TCG is the publisher of American Theatre magazine, ARTSEARCH, and a line of performing arts books.

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