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Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions  

Behold the Coach, in Sorrow, Uninsured / Ladies and Gentlemen, the Rain / Enter the Spokeswoman, Sideway / The Bully Composition / Oh, the Humanity

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Five short plays by Will Eno, featuring:

Behold the Coach, in Sorrow, Uninsured
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rain
Enter the Spokeswoman, Sideway
The Bully Composition
Oh, the Humanity
   
The five short plays that make up Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions move toward feeling by way of thought, and toward gratitude by way of loss. These largely sane plays feature people alone or in pairs, or both, attempting to present themselves in the best light—or ultimately, desperately—in any light.    

Inadvertently vulnerable, or unconsciously callous, or both, the characters here realise they are stuck in a body, and try to put the best face on it. They are unsure of who they are, what they want, what exactly they're on the way to. Is it a funeral or a christening? Is it both or neither? Though this might all seem hazy and conditional, it might all in fact be painstaking and absolute. This is life, for the Problematical Animal.

Review
Eno's writing glides artfully (and humorously) between external circumstances and inner thoughts in every segment. For this crafting alone, the monologues are destined to become audition and acting-class favourites. ’ - Tom Sellar, The Village Voice



Cast : Various

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-832-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB

Author

Hailed by the New York Times as ‘a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation,’ WILL ENO has emerged as a vital force in American theatre. Eno is the recipient of a Residency 5 Fellowship at the Signature Theatre where his play Title and Deed premiered in May 2012. The Realistic Joneses had its world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre in April 2012. His play Middletown was a winner of the Horton Foote Prize and was produced at the Vineyard Theatre in New York and Steppenwolf in Chicago. His play Thom Pain (based on nothing) was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and has been translated into many Romance languages and several Slavic ones. Eno lives in Brooklyn.


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