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The Guardsman
$14.95
The hilarious and essential new translation of a classic by Tony award-winning playwright Richard Nelson

Budapest’s most beautiful young actress is notorious for affairs that only last six months. When she finally marries, she chooses the city’s most handsome and talented young actor. Five and a half months later, suspecting his new wife is getting restless, the actor takes on his most daring role yet—disguising himself as a dashing Emperor’s guardsman—to test her fidelity and win her love. But the more he woos his wife as this guardsman, the more insanely jealous he gets of the character he feels compelled to play.

This new translation by Richard Nelson is sharp, funny, and perhaps calls to mind that other psychodrama about a stormy marriage, Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolfe?


Richard Nelson is an award-winning playwright whose work for the stage includes Some Americans Abroad, Two Shakespearean Actors, James Joyce's The Dead and the acclaimed Apple family play cycle. His screenplays include Ethan Frome and Hyde Park on Hudson.
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch
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“An original rock musical . . . with ferocious energy and with enough sexual variety to match late Fellini!”—Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times

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Hedwig and The Angry Inch — Broadway Edition
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch, "the best rock musical ever" (Rolling Stone) follows the journey of "internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Schmidt, victim of a botched sex-change operation, as dazzlingly recounted by Hedwig (née Hansel) herself in the form of a lounge act, backed by the rockbound The Angry Inch, and transported to the Belasco Theatre "for one night only" and taking over the set for Hurt Locker: The Musical. This edition contains the updated book and lyrics from the smash Broadway production starring Neil Patrick Harris of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's landmark American musical.


Praise for Hedwig and the Angry Inch:

"Hedwig brings theater alive with the pounding sounds of rock 'n' roll and the funny sad voicing of a painful past…It is also an adult, thought-provoking musical about the quest for individuality."—Peter Marks, The New York Times

"Sublimely trashy and surprisingly powerful."—Los Angeles Times

"The most exciting rock score written for the theater since, oh, ever!"—Time

"If the glam-rock era is long gone, Hedwig reminds us, its subversive spirit, which has percolated under the surface of rock culture for more than two decades, lives on."—Stephen Holden, The New York Times

An original rock musical…with ferocious energy and with enough sexual variety to match late Fellini!"—Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"In the whole long, sorry history of rock musicals, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the first one that truly rocks."—Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"Foulmouthed, electrically tuneful, and furiously funny…an unqualified pleasure."—Ben Brantley, The New York Times



John Cameron Mitchell is an actor and director who performed in the original Broadway production of Six Degrees of Separation, and recently appeared in HBO's Girls as Hannah's ebook editor. He wrote, directed, and starred in the film adaptation of Hedwig, which won prizes at the Berlin, Deauville, San Francisco, and Sundance film festival.

Stephen Trask was one of the original members of the Squeeze Box House Band, performing with Debbie Harry, Hole, and Green Day. For five years, he performed with his band Cheater, which originated the role of the Angry Inch. He has scored numerous films, including Dreamgirls, The Station Agent, and Lovelace: The Inside Story of Deep Throat. Learn More

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The House of Blue Leaves and Chaucer in Rome (Paperback)
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A prize-winning playwright's masterwork and his brilliant sequel. Learn More

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How to Fight Loneliness
$14.95
A young wife with cancer and her husband seek a third party to help them out with something they can’t quite manage themselves, in Neil LaBute’s affecting and utterly surprising new play. Learn More

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How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them
$14.95
The uproarious and borderline repulsive play about two neglected sisters and their oddball friend by the author of I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard.

Left to their own devices by their alcoholic mother, Ada and Sam cultivate an insular world into which they soon draw a third wheel – a pockmarked, limping wallflower named Dorrie. In the years spanning childhood to young adulthood, these three troubled girls learn to lean on each other completely, finding ways to fill each other up and to tear each other down. But when a horrible accident turns their reality upside down, they find they must decide whether they will continue to foster their familiar, codependent cycle, or whether they will break free, with or without each other’s aid.


Praise for How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them:

"Equally laugh-out-loud funny and jaw-droppingly gross." -Theatermania

"Ms. Feiffer, an actress and a writer, is building a reputation for fearlessness." -The New York Times



Halley Feiffer is a playwright and actor whose plays have been produced at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Second Stage, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival among others. Her play, I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard, is also available from Overlook.
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An Iliad
$14.95
Masterfully adapted by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare from Robert Fagles’s acclaimed translation, An Iliad telescopes Homer’s Trojan War epic into a gripping monologue that captures both the heroism and horror of war. Learn More

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In a Forest Dark and Deep
$14.95
In this exhilarating play of secrets and sibling rivalry, which had its premiere in London's West End in 2011, Neil LaBute unflinchingly explores the dark territory beyond, as Bobby sneeringly says, "the lies you tell yourself to get by." Learn More

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Into the Woods: A Five-Act Journey Into Story
$18.95
The revolutionary guide to dramatic writing, whether you’re writing the next Chinatown, Breaking Bad, or Glengarry Glen Ross. Learn More

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Jitney
$14.95
A major work by the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright. Learn More

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