National Anthems

Dennis McIntyre
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Set during the late eighties in a plush Detroit suburb, this darkly comic play chronicles the class clash between an affluent couple with social aspirations and the neighbour they grudgingly invite into their home. It is a parable of American materialism that sees the action played out over real time, as tensions between the three characters inevitably intensify.National Anthems premi red at The Old Vic Theatre, London, in February 2005.

Author bio:

Dennis McIntyre was born in Detroit and died in 1990. He was educated at the University of Michigan and Carnegie-Mellon University. His play Modigliani was produced off-Broadway at the Astor Place Theatre in 1980 and in London in 1987. His next play, Split Second, was produced at New York's Theatre Four in 1984, with later productions in Los Angeles, London, Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, Atlanta and Philadelphia. National Anthems was originally produced at the GeVa Theatre, then further developed at the Long Wharf Theatre as a workshop and was presented there on the Main Stage in 1989. Established Price was produced at the Philadelphia Festival Theatre and as a workshop at the Long Wharf Theatre in 1990. He received the Avery and Jule Hopwood Award in Playwriting and Fiction, and MCA Fellowship in Playwriting, two Shubert Fellowships in Playwriting, a Rockefeller Grant for Production, the Playbill Award for Playwriting, a National Endowment for the Ar

Category: Plays & playscripts
ISBN: 9780571227563
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Plays
Pub Date: July 2005
Page Extent: 128
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Plays, playscripts