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The Food Chain - Acting Edition
by Nicky Silver
Amanda, an anorexic poet of some pretensions, has been married for three weeks, but her husband, Ford, has been missing for two. She calls a crisis hot line and reaches Bea, a volunteer. Bea's answer to Amanda's problems is to diminish them by complaining about her own deceased husband's inattentiveness, her son's embarrassing nature, and also to dispense hilarious (but us ...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
(first published 1996)
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Funny in places, but mostly monotonous and stupid. Silver has definitely written better plays. This was pretty much interchangeable with any comedy written 20 years ago, when only snooty white people went to the theater.
Nicky Silver is and always will be one of my favorite playwrights. He is the most absurd and wonderful playwright I can think of and I absolutely adore him. I directed the opening scene from "The Food Chain" as part of a project in a directing class. Funny stuff.