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Posted: 3/1/18 at 10:35pm

I’m looking for some great plays with strong books that make for good reading. I’ve read Our Town and am planning or reading The Glass Menagerie, but I want to expand past the standards. I don’t have a preference on genre, but I’m a sucker for small cast character exploration. Any suggestions?

Updated On: 3/1/18 at 10:35 PM
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Broadway Star | Joined: 2/6/18

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Posted: 3/2/18 at 12:22am

I really enjoyed David Lindsay-Abaire's Ripcord. It's got some great character development and an intimate cast, and deals with some interesting issues relating to both family and aging.

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Broadway Legend | Joined: 9/11/16

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Posted: 3/2/18 at 9:43am

Annie Baker, Annie Baker, Annie Baker. Read everything she has in print.

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Broadway Star | Joined: 2/11/16

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Posted: 3/2/18 at 9:59am

^I second that reccomendation

also look into Steven Adly Gurigis, Suzan-Lori Parks, August Willson, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Adrienne Kennedy or Edward Albee 

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Broadway Legend | Joined: 12/7/12

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Posted: 3/2/18 at 12:05pm

For something a little "weirder", but very good, look into Samuel Beckett's work. I especially enjoy Waiting For Godot.

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Posted: 3/2/18 at 12:07pm

Tennessee Williams, Judith Thompson, Robert Lapage,

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Posted: 3/2/18 at 10:42pm

I usually hate reading plays but have enjoyed reading anything by Tennessee Williams and August Wilson.

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Posted: 3/2/18 at 11:13pm
If you’re looking for something more contemporary, try Tracy Letts, Rajiv Joseph, and Sarah Ruhl
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Posted: 3/2/18 at 11:40pm
The Pillowman was a great read.