“The show is Terrence McNally at his most impudently hilarious and shrewdly satirical. See it an weep for joy.” John Simon, Bloomberg News
Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams
978-0-8021-4245-0 • $13.00 • Paperback • Apr. 2006
Tony Awardwinning Terrence McNally returns with a powerful play of conflict between disillusionment and fresh dreams.
The New Yorker has called Terrence McNally “one of our most original and audacious dramatists and one of our funniest.” Now the four-time Tony Awardwinning author of such classics as Love! Valor! Compassion!, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, and Master Class returns with a powerful new play about how far one will go for one’s love of the theater.
In a small upstate New York town, Lou, a speech and drama teacher, and Jessie, a dog groomer at The Dapper Dog, bring joy to their community through running an amateur theater company. They become obsessed with buying a derelict movie theater and turning it into Captain Lou and Miss Jessie’s Magic Theater for Children of All Ages. The only obstacle in reaching their dream is Annabelle Willarda terminally ill and manipulative widow who owns half the town. Will these naive dreamers be able to grasp the brass ring, and at what cost?