Our Lady of 121st Street

Our Lady of 121st Street

Jesus Hopped the A Train and ; In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings

Book - 2003
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Stephen Adly Guirgis has been hailed as one of the most promising playwrights at work in America today. A masterful poet of the downtrodden, his plays portray life on New York's hardscrabble streets in a manner both tender and unflinching, while continually exploring the often startling gulf between who we are and how we perceive ourselves. Gathered in this volume is his current off-Broadway hit, Our Lady of 121st Street , a comic portrait of the graduates of a Harlem Catholic school reunited at the funeral of a beloved teacher, along with his two previous plays: the philosophical jailhouse drama Jesus Hopped the A Train and In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings , an Iceman Cometh for the Giuliani era that looks at the effect of Times Square's gentrification on its less desirable inhabitants.

Publisher: New York : Faber and Faber, 2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780571211883
0571211887
Branch Call Number: 812.6 G949o 2003
Characteristics: 308 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Guirgis, Stephen Adly

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