Funny, Strange, Provocative: Seven Plays from Clubbed Thumb

Funny, Strange, Provocative: Seven Plays from Clubbed Thumb
by Adam Bock, Sheila Callaghan, Erin Courtney, Lisa D'Amour, Rinne Groff, Ann Marie Healy, Carson Kreitzer

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Funny, Strange, Provocative: Seven Plays from Clubbed Thumb
by Adam Bock, Sheila Callaghan, Erin Courtney, Lisa D'Amour, Rinne Groff, Ann Marie Healy, Carson Kreitzer

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This anthology includes seven plays produced by Clubbed Thumb, the Obie Award-winning downtown New York City theater company that burst onto the new play scene in 1996. Edgy and thought-provoking, each play is funny, strange, and provocative in surprising, widely varying ways -- including an apartment that both adores and despises its inhabitants in Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake), a metropolitan housewife who senses that something is watching her in 16 Spells to Charm the Beast, and a group of traveling freak show performers who reveal a deep humanity underneath their crowd-drawing deformities in Freakshow, among other uniquely inventive stories. For over a decade, Clubbed Thumb has had its finger firmly planted on the pulse of new work, and these plays prove it. Read More

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NOTE: This book contains 7 plays. To perform any of the plays, each must be licensed separately.

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This anthology includes seven plays produced by Clubbed Thumb, the Obie Award-winning downtown New York City theater company that burst onto the new play scene in 1996. Edgy and thought-provoking, each play is funny, strange, and provocative in surprising, widely varying ways -- including an apartment that both adores and despises its inhabitants in Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake), a metropolitan housewife who senses that something is watching her in 16 Spells to Charm the Beast, and a group of traveling freak show performers who reveal a deep humanity underneath their crowd-drawing deformities in Freakshow, among other uniquely inventive stories. For over a decade, Clubbed Thumb has had its finger firmly planted on the pulse of new work, and these plays prove it.

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  • The Typographer's Dream by Adam Bock
  • Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake) by Sheila Callaghan
  • Demon Baby by Erin Courtney
  • 16 Spells to Charm the Beast by Lisa D'Amour
  • Inky by Rinne Groff
  • Dearest Eugenia Haggis by Ann Marie Healy
  • Freakshow by Carson Kreitzer

    • Drama/Comedy
  • Published Reviews

    "This anthology represents the jazziest, most edgy writers in contemporary American drama today. And Clubbed Thumb has more nerve, more guts, more class per square inch than any not-for-profit small theatre in New York. Reading these writers makes me want to go back to my own computer and try harder, dare more, and storm the barricades for funding for this rising generation."

    Paula Vogel, Pulitzer-winning author of How I Learned to Drive

    "With a decade of well-mounted professional productions behind it, Clubbed Thumb can take credit for developing and promoting a slew of new, mostly female, playwrights."

    Tom Murrin, Paper Magazine

    "Where other small theater companies have foundered and sunk in the fierce waters of New York theater, Clubbed Thumb has flourished."

    Brook Stowe, The Brooklyn Rail

    "American playwriting is undergoing something of a renaissance, and Clubbed Thumb is one of the companies at its center."

    Jason Grote, New York Press