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Our Lady of 121st Street: Jesus Hopped the A Train; In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings

 
 
 
 
Our Lady of 121st Street: Jesus Hopped the A Train;  In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings
Author: Stephen Adly Guirgis
ISBN 13: 9780571211883
ISBN 10: 571211887
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: 2003-11-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $16.00
 
 

Stephen Adly Guirgis has been hailed as one of the most promising playwrights at work in America today. A masterful poet of the downtrodden, his plays portray life on New York's hardscrabble streets in a manner both tender and unflinching, while continually exploring the often startling gulf between who we are and how we perceive ourselves. Gathered in this volume is his current off-Broadway hit, Our Lady of 121st Street, a comic portrait of the graduates of a Harlem Catholic school reunited at the funeral of a beloved teacher, along with his two previous plays: the philosophical jailhouse drama Jesus Hopped the A Train and In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings, an Iceman Cometh for the Giuliani era that looks at the effect of Times Square's gentrification on its less desirable inhabitants.