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Fighting Chance

Fighting Chance
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: N.J. Crisp
Publisher: Samuel French
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 73
Pub. Date: 1986
ISBN-10: 0573016291
ISBN-13: 9780573016295
Cast Size: 4 women, 5 men

About the Play:

Fighting Chance is a full-length dramatic comedy by N.J. Crisp. A heartfelt story about the courageous and determined patients at an English rehabilitation center, based on the author's own experiences as a former neurological patient,

Fighting Chance is set among a group of neurological patients in a residential rehabilitation hospital in London. Based on the author's own illness, a malformation of the spinal cord that left him partially disabled, Fighting Chance charts the progress of five patients recovering from accident or illness over eight weeks. These five demonstrate humour, frustration, anger and pity and they help each other throughout this funny, touching and ultimately optimistic play.

Fighting Chance premiered in 1985 at The Apollo Theatre in London and transferred in 1987 to the Long Wharf Theatre in New York.

Cast: 4 women, 5 men

What people say:

"The play is painstaking in its detail...It documents the medical process with humanity and humor." — The New York Times

"A smashing hit." — The Republican-American (Waterbury, Connecticut)

"Both amusing and moving... A courageous, compassionate play." — The Standard (London)

"A most remarkable play... spiced with bravado humour and black comedy." — The Stage (London)

About the Playwright:

Norman James Crisp (1923–2005) was a prolific British television writer, playwright and novelist, known only by his initials and surname, N.J. Crisp. He originally wrote short stories for magazines before turning to television, for which he wrote numerous TV dramas and TV films. His stage plays included Fighting Chance and his most famous thriller, Dangerous Obsession.

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