David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People
takes us to South Boston where an unemployed Margie Walsh (nominee Frances McDormand
) wrestles with feelings of resentment after she pays a visit to a former flame. Stephen Adly Guirgis's The Motherf**ker with the Hat
follows a former inmate (nominee Bobby Cannavalle) seeking to rebuild his life with the help of a less-than-honest 12-step sponsor (Chris Rock
). Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem
takes us the outskirts of London where "Rooster" Byron (nominee Mark Rylance
) leads a brigade of kids who seek his bizarre wisdom and drugs.
Finally, the epic tale of a horse and his master during WWI takes center stage in War Horse
. This London import, adapted by Nick Stafford from the children's book by Michael Morpurgo, features dazzling puppets by the Handspring Puppet Company.
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