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Women of Manhattan : an upper west side story

Author: John Patrick Shanley
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dramatists Play Service, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Rhonda, Judy and Billie are having dinner, over which they lament the fact that, while their careers are flourishing, their emotional lives are a wreck. Rhonda has just broken up with her boyfriend (but is unable to jettison the oversized sneakers still sitting in the corner of her room); Billie, "happily married," frets that she and her husband are stuck in their honeymoon phase; and Judy despairs of ever meeting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Plays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Patrick Shanley
ISBN: 9780822212744 0822212749
OCLC Number: 15602266
Notes: Play in four scenes.
Description: 48 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: by John Patrick Shanley.

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Rhonda, Judy and Billie are having dinner, over which they lament the fact that, while their careers are flourishing, their emotional lives are a wreck. Rhonda has just broken up with her boyfriend (but is unable to jettison the oversized sneakers still sitting in the corner of her room); Billie, "happily married," frets that she and her husband are stuck in their honeymoon phase; and Judy despairs of ever meeting an attractive man who isn't gay. But then, in a series of sharply written, subtly revealing scenes, their situations change. Billie fixes up Judy with her ex-boyfriend, a debonair black executive who proves to be more than an adequate lover; Billie's husband gives her a black eye (which delights her because it finally proves that the honeymoon is over!); and Rhonda, still alone, summons up the courage to dispose of her boyfriend's sneakers. As the play ends, the three are hopeful about better times ahead but also painfully aware that the brittle, competitive Manhattan lifestyle disappoints as quickly as it rewards.--

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