The Evildoers (Paperback)

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Description


Full-Length Play
Satire/Political Satire


2m, 2f


The unmistakable playwright of Stunning, David Adjmi, offers a new fierce and furious play about intimate human relationships. Carol and Jerry celebrate their anniversary with friends Martin and Judy. But an evening of haute cuisine and expensive wine is cut short when Martin, no longer able to repress years of frustration, lashes out at the people he loves. Soon, the facade of their pristine American lives shatters. With ferocious humor and violent turns, David Adjmi's searing drama lays bare the vast desolation that lies beneath a quiet dinner with friends. 


Praise For…


"Slashingly funny...Mr. Adjmi is certainly skilled at writing dialogue that both captures and softly lampoons the fluid eloquence and showy wit that perfumes the air at Manhattan restaurants and dining rooms." - New York Times

"An anxiety attack of a play... Adjmi is clearly a writer with a distinct voice, style and ambition. In 'The Evildoers' he attempts nothing less than a reality check for the post-Baby Boom generation as it hits middle age... The playwright tears down the facade that masks veneer upon veneer with stinging detail, idiosyncratic loopiness and shocking incident." - Variety

"A culmination of the last four centuries of theater, playing with theatrical forms from Jacobean tragedy to drawing-room comedies, while adding its own very modern twists... You’ll need someone to stabilize you when you walk out of the theater shaking. But drag a friend, an enemy or a professor along for perhaps the most thought-provoking stage production you’ll encounter this year." - Yale Daily News
Product Details
ISBN: 9780573703294
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Publication Date: January 15th, 2015
Pages: 64