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Recently revived at New York's Circle in the Square, where Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly alternated playing the roles of the brothers, this American classic explores
alternatives that might spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape. Sons of a desert-dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer seeking meaning in
Alaska and Picasso clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is a college graduate and a professional screenwriter. He is staying at Mom's near Los Angeles
(instead of home with his own family) to work on a script he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer. Lee, a demented, desert-dwelling petty thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modem day California love story and write Lee's archetypal-and trashy-westem tale. "Surely Shepard's masterwork. . . . It tells us a truth, as glimpsed by a 37-year old
genius."-N.Y. Post. "It's clear, funny, naturalistic. It's also opaque, terrifying, surrealistic. If that sounds contradictory, you're on to one aspect of Shepard's
winning genius; the ability to make you think you're watching one thing while at the same time he's presenting another."-S.F. Chronicle. "Superb exploration of the
contradictions and promises of American life."-Palo Alto Times Tribune.
|Time Period(s):|| Contemporary 1950 -1990|
|Play Type: ||Play|
|Runtime: ||Not Available|
|Acts: ||Not Available|
|Set Complexity: ||Average|
|Set Information: ||Not Available|
|Year First Published: ||Not Available|
|Total Characters: ||4|
|Male Characters: ||3|
|Female Characters: ||1|
|Androgynous Characters:||Not Available|
|Minimum Cast: ||Not Available|
|Maximum Cast: ||Not Available|
|Cost: ||$6.00 (Royalty $50-$40)|
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|Publisher: ||Samuel French|
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|ISBN: ||Not Available|
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