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I Love You Terribly: Six Plays
I Love You Terribly includes six glimpses of romance, snapshots of couples in and out of love. Crisp and playful, soulful and sad, these dramas distill life's miseries and joys into stylized sketches with lyrical twists. Featuring women and men at different stages of life, these plays make up an enticing evening of theater, a fresh scene book for actors, and a lively, compelling read.
Claudia Barnett has served as resident playwright at Stage Left Theatre and Tennessee Repertory Theatre, and as guest faculty in Western Michigan University's Prague Summer Program. Her plays have been included in the Ingram New Works Festival and the Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival. They have been developed or produced by the Brick Playhouse, Crack the Glass Theatre Company, East Haddam Stage Company, Independent Actors Theatre, Metropolitan Playhouse, the n.u.f.a.n. ensemble, People's Branch Theatre, Portland Theatre Works, Shoestring Radio Theatre, Truffle Theatre Company, and Venus Theatre. At Middle Tennessee State University she teaches playwriting, modern drama, and a course entitled "Women Who Kill."
Provocative, witty and filled with poetry, Claudia Barnett's plays sparkle on the page as well as on the stage. Her clever language and natural rhythms make these short plays wonderfully complex and thoroughly engaging. From her smart and hilarious contemporary take on Adam and Eve to her inventive dialogue that evokes the careful dance of romance, these six plays speak to Claudia's boundless imagination and ability to see into the heart of human relationships.
—Emily A. Rollie, Artistic Director, Independent Actors Theatre
At turns sly and heartfelt, down-to-earth and mysterious, sweet, bitter, and always bittersweet, these six plays and the men and women within them test and re-test our senses, challenging us to wonder how well we know our partners—and ourselves.
—Carson Kreitzer, Playwright, Self Defense, or death of some salesmen
To purchase I Love You Terribly by Claudia Barnett, please contact our distributor, University Press of New England toll free at 1-800-421-1561 or by fax at 1-603-448-9729. The book is also available online at UPNE, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other fine retailers.
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