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Our Late Night and a Thought in Three Parts

Our Late Night and a Thought in Three Parts

Two Plays
September 2007
Trade Paperback · 120 Pages
$14.95 U.S. · €10.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781559363228
Theatre Communications Group


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“[Our Late Night is] a short play, but a savage one…Neurosis, panic and sexual surreality underlie Shawn’s startling vision of New Yorkers at play.”—Guardian

Wallace Shawn’s OBIE Award-winning, never before published Our Late Night premiered in New York in 1975 under direction of André Gregory, and was revived in London in 1999 under direction of Caryl Churchill. A Thought in Three Parts—currently out of print—created an uproar with its 1977 London premiere, investigated by the vice squad for its allegedly pornographic content.

Wallace Shawn is a noted actor and writer. His politically charged and controversial plays include Aunt Dan and Lemon, The Designated Mourner, and The Fever.

About the Author

Wallace Shawn is the author of "Our Late Night" (OBIE Award Best Play) "Marie and Bruce", "Aunt Dan and Lemon", "The Designated Mourner", "The Fever", among other plays, and the screenplay for "My Dinner with André". He has translated and adapted "The Threepenny Opera", "The Master Builder" and "The Mandrake".