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Middle of the Night

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Drama / Characters: 3 male, 8 femaleScenery: Interior

Edward G. Robinson starred on Broadway with Gena Rowlands in this May-December romance. He is an over-50 dress manufacturer and she a 20-ish young bride. When they meet and begin an affair, their love creates a dynamic fissure among the respective families as the 'real world' looks on in disapproval.
Paperback, 86 pages
Published November 18th 2010 by Samuel French, Inc. (first published February 1st 2007)
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Dec 29, 2014 Eric rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, stage-play, 2014
"I want to be loved by a woman. And that want dies hard. When you give up that want, it's a very painful thing.

Wow, what an incredible play. This one had me hanging on every word until the final page.

Apparently, Chayefsky's writing focuses on 'realism', and the human condition, which is very evidently portrayed here in each of the myriad of broken people inhabiting this story. The story centers on the sudden blossoming romance between a 56 year old business owner, and his 24 year old receptioni
Feb 27, 2015 Julia rated it really liked it
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The Manufacturer is a 53 year old widower who is lonely. The Girl is the 25 year old unsatisfied receptionist there. They fall in love. They have families who object. But it’s Paddy Chayefsky and well worth reading, and I think worth doing by the community theater with which I hang my costumes. Edward G. Robinson played the Manufacturer and Gena Rowlands the Girl in 1956 on Broadway. It was revived last year on Broadway.

I read this play in The Collected Works of Paddy Chayefsky: The Stage Plays
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Worthy of a chuckle or two, nice change listening to a play.
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Sidney Aaron "Paddy" Chayefsky , was an American playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. He is the only person to have won three solo Academy Awards for Best Screenplay.

He was considered one of the most renowned dramatists of the so-called Golden Age of Television. His intimate, realistic scripts provided a naturalistic style of television drama for the 1950s, and he was regarded as the central fi
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