Showfolk & Stories

$12.99

8 Portraits of Players Onstage and Off



 

List Price: $12.99

5" x 8" (12.7 x 20.32 cm)

Black & White on White paper

240 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1542328951 (CreateSpace-Assigned)

ISBN-10: 1542328950

BISAC: Fiction / Literary

Author L. Shapley Bassen brings together a new and fresh collection of shorts and scripts. As a finalist for the 2011 Flannery O'connor award and native New Yorker, Bassen gives us theatre folk, 1987, and life in the Big Apple. She is winner of the 2009 APP Drama Prize and Mary Rhinehart Fellowship.

Contents

SHOWFOLK

A year in the life of Arthur Hopewell, a young playwright at a regional theater, The Green Door. He dreams of traveling the world, but magic, mayhem, and mistaken identity intervene, onstage and off. In the comic tradition of ‘Michael Tolliver Lives’ and ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ we experience 1987, the metropolis, the starving artist, the art.

PORTRAIT OF A ROTARY PHONE

A child's discovery of an old letter prompts a multi-faceted reevaluation of the past.

PORTRAIT IN A FORCED PERSPECTIVE FRAME

A modern executive's life is revealed via a Dorian Grey-like painting.

TRIPTYCH

Experience teaches a museum restorer to flee happiness.

WHAT CAN THE MATTER BE?

Married chem engineers transcend earlier tragedy in a coda to Triptych.

YESTERDAY

John Lennon encounters a cancer survivor fan in Central Park.

THE GEOLOGY OF JUDY SEDGWICK

A divorced lawyer faces the reality of having an errant daughter star in a prison TV series.

PORTRAIT OF A GIANT SQUID

Another NYC lawyer inherits a vast, valuable painting that speaks to him and changes his life.

Also includes 4 royalty free scripts!

 

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