Show Business: Year's Best Plays

Last of the Red Hot Lovers.

Neil Simon decides to give a married middle-aged restaurateur a fling or three. Amour: kaput. Laughter: rampant.

Borstal Boy. A foaming mugful of the bitter, cheery malt of Brendan Behan's life.

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds. A strange beautiful flower of a girl grows out of the scorched earth of a viciously unhappy family.

Company. Couples—Manhattan style. A musical that redeems musicals; stylish, literate, honest, original.

Alice in Wonderland. A breath-stopping descent into the quirky labyrinth of the human psyche.

Saved. Onstage, a baby stoned to death in its pram makes news. Young British Playwright Edward Bond may...

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