Dear: A New Play

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Applause, 1997 - Drama - 64 pages
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(Applause Books). The script to "one of the most tender yet devastating plays of the Drexlerian oeuvre is the musical romance Dear . It takes place in the Eisenhower Fifties, the early years of television. There is an elegiac quality for the tragicomedy punctuated by the sentimental music of the era...The play is about Jessie Clup, a Queens housewife whose philandering husband has deserted her. Her only culpa is her fixation on Perry Como, the ex-barber, crooner kin, reigning TV star." Rosette Lamont, StageView .

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