The Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon ’84
This collection includes three short plays: VERMONT SKETCHES by David Mamet, SAXOPHONE MUSIC by Bill Bozzone, and ARIEL BRIGHT by Katharine Long. The annual Marathon of One-Act Plays has made Ensemble Studio Theatre one of the most important showcases for one-acts in the country. This selection has been taken from four Marathon evenings. In VERMONT SKETCHES, Pulitzer Prize–winner David Mamet proves once again that he is a major poet of American vernacular. ARIEL BRIGHT concerns a romantic fantasy set in the past in a funeral parlor. In SAXOPHONE MUSIC two down-and-out fellows share a seedy apartment. When one learns to play the saxophone, it appears that his fortunes might change.
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“Miss Long follows her two characters on an endearing flight of fancy — the play is both a love story and a fantasy.” —Mel Gussow, The New York Times
“…a wistful, worm-turns comedy about the underclass.” —Mel Gussow, The New York Times