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James Purdy' Plays

Available for Performance

 

 

 

FULL-LENGTH PLAYS
 


Brice

Children Is All

A Day After the Fair

Enduring Zeal

Foment

In the Night of Time

Paradise Circus

The Rivalry of Dolls

Ruthanna Elder

Wedding Finger

Where Quentin Goes



ADAPTATIONS  FROM NOVELS


Malcolm  (adapted by Edward Albee)

Eustace Chisholm and the Works  (adapted by Adrian Hall, Trinity Square, Providence R.I. )

I Am Elijah Thrush (Zuidpool Theater Co.,  Antwerp, Belgium, 1999; also separate adaptations done in New Zealand and Holland) 

In A Shallow Grave (adapted for Steppenwolf Theater Company, 1999 )

 


SHORT PLAYS


Adeline

Band Music

The Berry Picker

Bright Summer Stars

Clearing in the Forest

Cracks

Dangerous Moonlight

Down the Starry River

Heatstroke

Immaculate Housekeeping

The Joker in the Pack

Now

The Room All To Itself

Scrap of Paper

So Real Was the Dream

Souvenirs

Strong

True

What Is It Zach

Wonderful Happy Days
 

 

ADAPTATIONS FROM SHORT STORIES


Daddy Wolf

Don't Call Me By My Right Name

Encore

Everything Under the Sun

Goodnight Sweetheart

Man and Wife

Sermon

Some of These Days

You Reach For Your Hat
 

 

 

 

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