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The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told

Paul Rudnick

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-052-9
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8
Paper
Overlook
6/1/2000

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Two wittily brilliant new plays by the funniest writer for the stage in the United States today, Ben Brantley, The New York Times

A long-running hit off-Broadway, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told presents scenes from the Bible from a flamboyantly gay perspective, beginning with Adam and Steve in the Garden of Eden; after being banished from Eden, they encounter Jane and Mabel, who insist that they were the earth s original couple. Together, the quartet survives the centuries, including time on the Ark during the Flood years, slavery in an Egypt ruled by a supremely effete Pharaoh, and life in contemporary New York. Also included in this volume is Rudnick s one-act play Mr. Charles, Currently of Palm Beach, which Peter Marks of the New York Times called A hilarious new theater piece . . . A palate-cleansing refreshment served up by a humorist whose way with a one-liner involves pin-point accuracy.

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Fabulous and funny . . . You will find yourself laughing uncontrollably throughout the evening. New York Daily News

Rudnick s new comedy is the ultimate sugar-free Christmas dessert: If any of its varied flavors happens to stick in your craw, there s a punch bowl full of laughs to wash it down. The Village Voice

Paul Rudnick is the author of the highly successful play Jeffrey, and winner of an Obie, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and the John Gasser Playwrighting Award. His other plays are The Naked Eye and the Broadway hit I Hate Hamlet. He is the author of two novels, Social Disease and I ll Take It, and his screenplays include Addams Family Values, In and Out, and the movie adaptation of Jeffrey. He lives in New York City.

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