A Small, Melodramatic Story
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A Small, Melodramatic Story

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In Washington D.C., a widow named O is trying to figure out whether life is worth re-engaging with. In her path are the 1968 riots, the first Gulf War, the Freedom of Information Act and herself. There s also an archivist named Keith, a cop named Perry and a kid named Cleo. And finally, there s the question of just how much about anything do we really need to know.
Hardcover, 50 pages
Published July 4th 2008 by Dramatists Play Service (first published June 30th 2007)
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This play works hard to avoid being what the title indicates, and manages to succeed with seeming ease.

The synopsis of this play would indeed seem melodramatic, but it is treated with humor, understanding, a deep knowledge of how people act and react to their fellow human-beings.

For me at least, the most remarkable part of this play is how Belber understands how people can respond to great tragedies with the understated, undercut moment, how people attempt to avoid what needs or is wanted to be...more
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