Smart People (Paperback)

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Full Length Play
Dramatic Comedy

2m, 2f

It is the eve of Obama's first election. Four of Harvard University's brightest; a surgeon, an actress, a psychologist, and a neuro-psychiatrist, are all interested in different aspects of the brain, particularly how it responds to race. But like all smart people, they are also searching for love, success, and identity in their own lives. Lydia Diamond brings these characters together in this sharp, witty play about social and sexual politics.

Scenes and monologues for actors in their 20s and 30s

Praise For…


"...a sexy, serious, and very, very funny modern-day comedy of manners." —Variety

"...crisp and clever dialogue...Smart People is very funny because it reflects a very sympathetic human foible; the desire to resolve our racial conflicts without messing things up every time we open our mouths." —Broadwayworld.com

"Smart People is a great ride; I loved every talky minute of it." —Deadline

"Splendid! Diamond...draw[s] laughs even as she firmly pushes back against the notion that we’re living in a 'post-racial society.'" —Boston Globe
Product Details
ISBN: 9780573704864
ISBN-10: 0573704864
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Publication Date: November 14th, 2016
Pages: 104
Language: English