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by Bruce Norris


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Bruce Norris is the author of several plays, including The Infidel, Purple Heart, The Unmentionables, and We All . I bought this because I had just seem Bruce Norris' terrific play "A Parallelogram" at Steppenwolf Theater, with which Norris is associated. This play is also excellent

Bruce Norris is the author of several plays, including The Infidel, Purple Heart, The Unmentionables, and We All Went Down to Amsterdam, all of which have been produced by the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. The Infidel and Purple Heart were published together in 2005 by Northwestern University Press. This play is also excellent. It is a dysfunctional family comedy-drama, with sharp writing, overlapping dialogue and clever distortion of time.

Bruce Norris (born May 16, 1960) is an American actor and playwright associated with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago. His play Clybourne Park won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. After graduating from Northwestern University in 1982 with a degree in theatre, Norris set out to become an actor. He performed at Victory Gardens Theater, the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre and on Broadway.

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This new play by Bruce Norris, at the Yale Repertory Theater, is an acidic satire of bourgeois venality and hypocrisy

This new play by Bruce Norris, at the Yale Repertory Theater, is an acidic satire of bourgeois venality and hypocrisy. NEW HAVEN, May 19 - It says much about The Unmentionables, a new play by Bruce Norris at the Yale Repertory Theater, that the most likable character in it, an easygoing African doctor, admits he occasionally feels a temptation to plant a tomahawk in the middle of somebody’s forehead. Given the company he’s surrounded by in this acidic satire of bourgeois venality and hypocrisy, you are tempted to sympathize with this confession.

Academic journal article TheatreForum. There are a few shelves of books and objects. To one side is a separate area with a table and chairs that may be closed off from the rest of the room by means of sliding doors. The time is the present. The set is a large upstairs bedroom and adjoining spaces of Don and Nancy's villa in western equatorial Africa. To the other side is a bathroom.

Bruce Norris (playwright). Norris' verbally dexterous and fast-paced dramas are reminiscent of Edward Albee's comically tragic plays, which contemplate the complexities of the American psyche and the family dynamic. Bruce Norris (born May 16, 1960) is an American actor and playwright associated with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago.

Bruce Norris (born May 16, 1960) is an American actor and playwright associated with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company . The Unmentionables ran at Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre from June 29 to August 2. .

The play takes place in Africa.

Yale Repertory Theater, New Haven, Conn. The show’s supportive book by screenwriter Diablo Cody interprets Morissette’s musical idiom as a universal domestic

Combining the stuff of light comedy with heavy topics (. imperialism, torture), Bruce Norris' "The Unmentionables" gets an East Coast go-round at Yale Rep following its premiere last summer at Chicago's Steppenwolf. Yale Repertory Theater, New Haven, Conn. The show’s supportive book by screenwriter Diablo Cody interprets Morissette’s musical idiom as a universal domestic 11 hours ago. Listen: Jennifer Lopez on Directing Her First Film, Tackling Broadway and 'Hustlers' Oscar Buzz.

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Set in western equatorial Africa, The Unmentionables opens with a pugnacious monologue warning the audience to get out while they still have a chance to do something really fun - like watch cable television. Those who resist this directive are treated to a biting satire featuring four Americans hoping to "do good in the world": a young Christian missionary and his ex-fiancee, a disenchanted Hollywood actress, and an aging, wealthy businessman and his desperately lonely wife. A fire set at the missionary's home ignites a night of painful disillusionment, as their notions of how to help the locals are exploded by the realities of money, power, and politics. The stakes rise steadily until they are forced to confront the question of the value of a single life.

Comments: (2)

Kahavor
...and then I really wanted to read the play. I think it is an excellent well rounded story with some very interesting and reflective themes commenting on our times. Reall fun to read. I would like to see another production of this.
in waiting
After reading this a few months ago, I was amazed that I hadn't heard more about the author previously. I then realized that he also wrote Clybourne Park, which has received much critical acclaim in the last year.

In any case, this play is well worth a read, and I'm disappointed that more theatre groups aren't doing it. It is hilarious and shocking, frequently at the same time.
The Unmentionables: A Play download epub
Humanities
Author: Bruce Norris
ISBN: 0810125846
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Northwestern University Press; 1 edition (April 27, 2009)
Pages: 144 pages