Toys for Men
Other Plays by Lee Blessing
Blessing, Lee (American playwright, 1949-____), “Toys for Men,”
a __-minute comedy in English, set in Houston, Texas, U.S.A., 1983,
© 1983 by Lee Blessing;
• in Lee Blessing’s Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music and Toys for Men: Two One-Act Plays (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1983), 69 pp.;
• rights formerly available from Dramatists Play Service.
• Cited in Play Index, 1983-1987: An Index to 3,964 Plays, edited by Juliette Yaakov (____-____) and John Greenfieldt (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1988), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, 522 pp.
Jim Stools (m), 41, owner of the Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music Bar; Roy Manual (m), 30, friend of Jim Stools; Jason/aka Jay Bob (m), 15, a summer guest.
“Love enters and disrupts the simple lives of two tough, beer drinking Texas blue collar men.
“Background music.” — Yaakov and Greenfieldt, p. 36.
• “Lee Blessing is a prolific playwright whose work has been produced throughout the United States, on Broadway and off, in London’s West End, and in numerous other countries around the world. He has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and has been nominated for Tony and Olivier awards. The Signature Theatre in New York dedicated its entire second season to the production of Blessing's works. His previous collection of plays, Lee Blessing: Four Plays, published by Heinemann in 1991, includes Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music, Independence, Riches, and Eleemosynary.” — Heinemann: Patient A and Other Plays, http://www.heinemann.com/shared/products/08662.asp, accessed November 7, 2002.
• Lee Blessing’s papers are collected and stored at Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin, U.S.A.
beer, blue collar, love, Texas.