Reality Book Group & 3 Other Short Plays

Rated 5.00/5 based on 4 reviews
What’s more important, the book or the members? In "Reality Book Group," three college professors invite a book-loving ex-convict to join them. Selected from more than 400 plays written by New England playwrights, "Reality Book Group" was top-billed in The Boston Globe and performed at the 2012 Boston Theater Marathon. Plus 3 other 10-minute plays More
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Price: Free! USD
Words: 6,220
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476376776
About Richard Grossman

Richard Grossman is a psychologist (ex-Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School staff and teacher), essayist, playwright, private investor, and the creator of the popular and life-saving Voicelessness and Emotional Survival web site. His work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Cosmopolitan (UK), and other magazines, books, and web sites.

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Review by: Patricia Reinstein on Nov. 25, 2012 :
Room with Maintenance is decidely a tragic non-comedy of terror, mundane in an effort to underplay the seriousness of no apparent control over cycles of victim and
predator, heaven or hell and the wish to just have the toilet fixed!!!
(review of free book)

Review by: Patricia Reinstein on Nov. 25, 2012 :
Reality Book Group was selected #1 at the Boston Theatre Marathon and was light years beyond expectation for a 10 minute coverage of a macabre inner/outer mind production which I had the good fortune to experience.
Reading it in print evokes a pithy to the point narrative and has an equally surprising effect on the psyche. Richard challenges us to parse unexpected riviting images with succent terseness. Beware of how it might alter perception!
(review of free book)

Review by: aaltman4 on Sep. 03, 2012 :
Reality Book Group: Can literature be low falutin’? Apparently so--I laughed my literary ass off. Funny and smart at the same time. No wonder it was selected "number one" at the Boston Theater Marathon.

Is there such a thing as dark comic magical realism? Read: “Room with Maintenance”. J.P. Sartre (“No Exit”) meets O’Henry (“The Gift of the Magi”) meets Woody Allen.

Glad I stumbled on them!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Pat McCoy on Aug. 23, 2012 : (no rating)
I just finished reading both of these short plays and found them fascinating. The Reality Book Group did strike me as odd. (I don't want to give away any spoilers so you'll have to see for yourself the oddity within the plot).

The other play, Room with Maintenance, made me think of the Eagles song, "Hotel California" with the lyric, "this could be heaven or this could be hell".

If you're easily offended by obscenities, please be aware that both plays include them.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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