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Heaven and Hell (On Earth): A Divine Comedy

Heaven and Hell (On Earth): A Divine Comedy
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: Various
Edited by: Actors Theatre of Louisville
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 62
Pub. Date: 2002
ISBN-10: 0822218240
ISBN-13: 9780822218241

About the Play:

Heaven and Hell (on Earth): A Divine Comedy is an anthology of 16 short scenes each written by a different playwright – Hilly Hicks Jr., Rebecca Gilman, William Mastrosimone and Keith Glover among them – to form a thematic whole. In this comic anthology, written for an ensemble of young actors, an array of devilishly talented playwrights put a contemporary spin on a fascinating eternal obsession. Grappling with their own diverse experiences of vice and virtue, salvation and damnation, characters from the twenty-something generation interpret their world with amusing revelations and surprising insights.

The plays journey from Heaven To Hell and points in between:

Bad-Ass Of The Rip Eternal by Elizabeth Wong (1 male)
Barefoot Woman In The Red Dress by Jane Martin (1 female)
Capitalism 101 by Rebecca Gilman (2 male)
Coco Puffs by Alice Tuan (1 female)
Gone Goth by Melanie Marnich (1 female)
I-Kissandtell by Michael Kassin (1 male)
Just Hold Me by William Mastrosimone (1 male, 1 female)
The Millennium Fallacy by Richard Strand (1 female)
Note To Self by Hilly Hicks, Jr. (1 male, 1 female)
Red Popcorn by Robert Alexander (1 female)
Riot Grrrrl Guitar by Robert Alexander (1 female)
Robin by Sarah Schulman (1 female)
Rosa's Eulogy by Richard Strand (1 female)
Saints At The Rave by Guillermo Reyes (2 male)
Swirling With Merlin by Keith Glover (1 male)
The Victimless Crime by Deborah Lynn Frockt (1 female)
Virtual Virtue by Elizabeth Dewberry (1 male, 1 female)
The Way Down by Richard Strand (1 male)
White Elephants by Jane Martin (1 female)
Worldness by Jenny Lyn Bader (2 female)
Young Man Praying by Karen Hines (1 male)

Heaven and Hell was originally commissioned by the world famous Actor's Theatre of Louisville and performed in 2001 at the 25th Humana Festival of New American Plays. The prime purpose of this series of brief snippets was to showcase the festival's many talented apprentice actors. It is regularly performed in college theatre productions as a showcase of student talent.

About the Playwright:

These short pieces are written by some of the best American writers of our time; from daytime Emmy winner William Mastrosimone to New York Colbert's Award for Excellence winner 2000 Alice Tuan, Sarah Schulman (who was admitted into the Sundance Theatre Lab in 2001 and the same year won a Guggenheim Fellowship in playwriting), and more.