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McNally, Terrence (American playwright, 1939-____), "Dusk,"

a drama set in English on a beach, 1996,


©1996, in Joe Pintauro, Lanford Wilson, and Terrence McNally's By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea, acting edition (New York: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1996), ISBN 0-8222-1507-1, DPS 6132 (published with and can pair with Joe Pintauro's "Dawn," 1m2f, and Lanford Wilson's "Day," 1m2f); available from Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 440 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016, telephone 212-683-8960, fax 212-231-1539. Cited by Dramatists Play Service, September 9, 1996, e-mail: postmaster@dramatists.com, which says,

Synopsis "Willy, a hunk at the beach, and the two women, Dana and Marsha, who would do anything to have him. We discover that all three are trapped in their own personal prisons from which they need to escape, and luckily they seem to have found the right place and time to do so.

Comment "By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea, three one act plays melded into one beautiful dramatic piece, originally presented by the Bay Street Theatre of Sag Harbor, and subsequently presented in New York City by the famed Manhattan Theatre Club. "'. . . so moving as to cause one to marvel at how the language of theater art can express the accumulated rage, the scarred disclosures-all that is so patly called life's baggage-with the focus and empathy that real life, blindingly defensive, does not allow.' -New York Times "'Beautifully acted and mounted, sometimes masterfully and always entertainingly written, [this] is one of the must-sees of the summer.'-Southampton Press "'. . . an evening of thoughtful, provocative plays that share an exploration of relationships, love and lust.'-Newsday."

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