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  • SKU: 9780822203339
  • Brand: Dramatists Play Service Inc.
  • Type: Plays
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THE STORY: Sitting alone in his squalid tenement room, Buster, blind and lonely, waits anxiously for his only friend, Butch, a boastful, jive-talking product of the streets, who stops by each week to share a bottle of cheap wine. Steven Hart, in The Villager, writes: "The two are reminiscent of Didi and Gogo in GODOT except that they use their minute and waning capabilities to destroy themselves rather than being caught in a cycle of aimless repetition." This dark urban comedy leads to even darker tragedy, when Butch, bent on revenge, sets his sights on robbing a liquor store, with blind Buster serving as the lookout. The results of this often times funny and moving rollercoaster ride sends the audience reeling into a sadness beyond belief.

Successfully produced in both New York and Chicago, this disturbing, emotionally charged vaudeville of down-and-outs focuses on the comic and ultimately tragic relationship of two black men. "��a marvelous discovery." - Dramatists Guild Quarterly. "��contains a brutal honesty that can only come from the soul." - Inside Lincoln Park. "��an intense and provocative piece a nascent dramatic talent." - Soho Weekly News.

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