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Arthur Kopit

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-025-3
Trim Size: 5x8
Paper
Overlook
1/1/2000

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Sizzling . . . dark comedy that becomes a horrifying cautionary tale . . . the play has a lethal feedback. The New York Times

A married couple in New York City awake one day to discover, in a plot worthy of Kafka or Orwell, that their private lives are no longer private. Even more frightening, their lives seem to bear no relation to anything they knew.

An edgy, erotically charged information-age thriller, this new play by award-winning playwright Arthur Kopit exposes the control that computers can have over our lives, morality, even bank accounts. Acclaimed by the critics as the best new play at the 1999 Humana Fesitval of New American Plays in Louisville, it is one of the major productions in the Manhattan Theatre Club s 1999-2000 season in New York.

A Main Selection of the Stage and Screen Book Club

Kopit s cool topical thriller exploits technophobes fear of the new millennium and the increasing power cybergeeks will wield at the expense of the computer-illiterate . . . Kopit s writing is laced with mordant wit, and the central characters are subtly drawn. Variety

Stunning . . . a scary, relevant tale written with brilliant precision and steely mystery. Christian Science Monitor

Riveting, paranoiac, and plausible . . . Kopit s drama is all too easy to believe. Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Arthur Kopit is the author of such celebrated plays as Indians, Wings, and Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma s Hung You in the Closet and I m Feeling So Sad. He has also written the scripts for several TV miniseries, and collaborated with Maury Yeston on the Tony Award-winning musical Nine. He lives in New York City.

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