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Breath, Boom

3.5  ·  Rating details ·  28 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Breath, Boom is a play that explores the life of a hardened New York gang member whose chief obsession is the creation of the perfect fireworks display. The author considers this marginal character's attitude to her own perilous existence.
Paperback, Acting Edition, 72 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
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Kristin
Sep 02, 2011 rated it liked it
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Let's be honest, this isn't really "my" kind of play if you know what I mean. I didn't even intend to read the whole thing, but once I started I couldn't stop. The penultimate scene confused me a bit, might be unnecessary. The end was pretty heart-wrenching, although I'm not 100% sure about the last line.
Maria
Apr 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
So many wonderful, complicated roles for women in this piece. And most are for women of color. Fantastic. I really would love to see and hear this play in person - it just crackles on the page. There's heart and fight and all of the icky sticky things I love to see in a play.
Underwater
I did not understand this play when I read it. I must withhold judgement until I can see it performed. Never read a play, folks.
Liz Bernardo
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
SO GOOD. This is a must-read. The language is a little tough to digest, but once you get a handle on it, it's great.
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