Lonely Planet – Acting Edition [Steven Dietz] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This compassionate play reveals friendship and fear in the. Lonely Planet. Steven Dietz · Author bio(s). ISBN: Full Length, Drama 2 men. Total Cast: 2, Interior. Apply for Rights. FEE: $ per. 1 Nov Dietz, one of America’s most successful, prolific living dramatists, talks about the 25th-anniversary mounting of one of his best-known works, the.
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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. And when I say bawled, I mean detz inhuman sounds came from us, just that uncontrollable level of grief.
Carl, another gay man is a frequent visitor ateven the store, is a friend of Jody, and seems to lie a lot about his life and occupation. Jody is afraid of the thing outside his door and at the time that was AIDS. Carl succeeds in getting Jody to leave when he goes and gets tested for the first time.
The play begins with Jody explaining how he found a chair placed in his store one day, without notice, by Carl.
The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times. But I hope a new and younger audience can see the play as timely for them. Once I did, I found it quite powerful– some very moving moments. Jody finally leaves the map store to take his HIV test and return to find Carl sitting in a chair of his own. It took me a while to get into this play. Here are excerpts from the conversation:.
Jody finally leaves the map store to take his HIV test and returns to find Carl sitting in a chair of his own. If he doesn’t, he will join the set of chairs that Carl has taken great pains to place in the right spots around the store.
Cody rated it it was amazing Oct 25, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Brandon Stanwyck rated it liked it Jun 04, Not one for the outside world, he stays in his store all the time.
And this 25 th anniversary has been very surprising, with an Off Broadway production and one in Boston also. Steven Dietz is an American playwright whose work is largely performed regionally, i. The play tells the story of Jody and Carl, two gay men who live in an unnamed American city.
Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. He finds it impossible to do anything but mourn, when so many people he knows are dying, he has to pay attention.
Lonely Planet by Steven Dietz (photo by Dave Burbank) – Kitchen Theatre Company, Ithaca
Books by Steven Dietz. Stegen leads to him taking a week off from the shop to see the world he abandoned and by the end finding out that he tested negative. Apr 17, Joelle rated diefz it was amazing Shelves: He cannot leave his shop without being confronted by the death of his community lone,y so he makes the only choice he feels he can: Robert Hult rated it really liked it Sep 23, We go up in three weeks and I’m still raw after every rehearsal.
Oct 16, Billy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. See our Commenting FAQ. Lists with This Book. Madison rated it it was amazing May 08, Now Published Musicals Pulitzer Winners. Jody, a gay man, owns a small map store on the oldest street in an American city, and is seemingly worldly and knowledgeable.
But nobody gets a pass on fear, and on loss. Jun 01, Nina rated it liked it Shelves: December Learn how and when to remove this template message. A production of this at ACT in Seattle did the trick, though. Despite this, the two seemingly know very little about each other.
John steve it it was amazing Jun 02, The play was written during the midst of the AIDS epidemic, which is the central focus plante the story, though ultimately the play sends the message that one should pay attention to the world around them and realize its problems rather than shun it.
Jun 22, Dave Clapper rated it it was amazing Shelves: Shannon rated it it was amazing Mar 13, I used to play in a weekly poker game with several other Seattle actors and we had all seen this play. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Reviewers seemed to agree that Burton and McGrath were brilliant choices for the revival, commenting dletz their ability to bring the perfect amount of life and humour to the piece.
Lonely Planet – Acting Edition by Steven Dietz
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