Lindsay-Abaire, David (American playwright, 19__-____),
“Crazy Eights,” a __-minute comedy-drama in English, set in an apartment, New York City, ____,
© ___ by David Lindsay-Abaire;
• in David Lindsay-Abaire’s Three One Acts (New York: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., NOT YET PUBLISHED, available in photocopied manuscript only), ISBN 0-8222-2166-7;
• script/rights available from Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 440 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10016, U.S.A., e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 212-683-8960, fax 212-213-1539, http://www.dramatists.com.
_____ (m), Connie’s parole officer; _____ (m), Connie’s charming card-playing buddy; Connie (f), parolee.
“When Connie comes home late one night, she finds her parole officer waiting in her apartment with a torte and a long list of questions. The interrogation/courting dance that follows is complicated by the after-hours arrival of Connie’s charming card-playing buddy.
• In an appetizing slice of life called Crazy Eights, David Lindsay-Abaire presents a budding, off-center romance that quietly exudes the aching and amused compassion found in his Fuddy Meers and Kimberly Akimbo. He makes ingenious and surprisingly organic use of the blurring of personal and professional roles, in what may or may not be the beginning of a beautiful relationship.” —NY Times. “Astute and eye-opening! Lindsay-Abaire, who knows a good eccentric when he sees one, has something to say about unpredictable attractions between the sexes, and he says it with his usual cleverness and compassion for everyday nutzos.” —TheaterMania.com. “The hit of the evening is Crazy Eights, the funny, tender and even profound play by David Lindsay-Abaire.” —Show People Magazine.—Dramatists Play Service, Inc., http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=3770, accessed August 26, 2006.
• “David was born and raised in Boston’s inner city. When he was 12, he received a six-year scholarship to a prestigious New England prep school, and, being the son of a factory worker and a fruit peddler, his view of the world has bordered on the absurd ever since. Not surprisingly, David’s plays tend to be peopled with outsiders in search of clarity. Walking a line between grave reality and joyous lunacy, the world of his plays is often dark, funny, blithe, enigmatic, hopeful, ironic, and somewhat cock-eyed. David has received the LA Drama Critics Circle Award, a Garland Award, the Kesselring Prize, awards from the Berrilla Kerr Foundation, the LeComte du Nuoy Fund, Mixed Blood Theater, Primary Stages, the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, and the South Carolina Playwrights Festival, and commissions from South Coast Rep, Dance Theater Workshop and the Jerome Foundation. David is a graduate of Milton Academy, Sarah Lawrence College, and the Juilliard School’s Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program. He is also a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and the WGA.”—New Dramatists: David Lindsay-Abaire, http://www.newdramatists.org/david_lindsay_abaire.htm, accessed August 25, 2006.
• “David Lindsay-Abaire (History Lesson | How We Talk in South Boston | Snapshot | Snow Angel). David Lindsay-Abaire's play Kimberly Akimbo was commissioned by South Coast Rep, premiered at that theater in 2001, and received the LA Drama Critics Circle Award for playwriting, three Garland Awards, and the 2001 Kesselring Prize. The play recently completed its sold-out New York run at Manhattan Theater Club where it was hailed as "The Comedy of the Year" by The New York Times. David is currently adapting Kimberly Akimbo into a screenplay for Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks SKG. Mr. Lindsay-Abaire's play Wonder of the World was produced last season at MTC, after premiering at Washington, D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre, where it was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award as Outstanding New Play of the Year. His play Fuddy Meers premiered at Manhattan Theater Club in the fall of 1999, and later transferred to The Minetta Lane Theatre for a commercial run. It has since received over a hundred productions around the country and abroad, has been translated into several languages, and is currently being developed into a motion picture, produced by Jonathan Weisgal and Sarah Jessica Parker. Mr. Lindsay-Abaire's other plays include Snow Angel, How We Talk in South Boston, A Devil Inside, Dotting & Dashing and A Show of Hands, among others. He has received awards from the Berrilla Kerr Foundation, the LeComte du Nouy Fund, Mixed Blood Theater, Primary Stages, the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, and the South Carolina Playwrights Festival. He is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Juilliard School's Playwriting Program, as well as a proud member of New Dramatists, the Dramatists Guild, the WGA, and the American Theatre Wing's Tony Nominating Committee.”—Playscripts, Inc. - David Lindsay-Abaire, http://www.playscripts.com/author.php3?authorid=163, accessed August 25, 2006.
• Photograph by Deborah Lopez from Manhattan Theatre Club, http://www.mtc-nyc.org/offstage_online/rabbit.htm, accessed August 25, 2006.
courtship, interrogation, parole, romance, torte.