Sextet (Paperback)

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Sextet (Paperback)


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Music has long been considered beneficial in enhancing cognitive skills, and some have even suggested that music constitutes its own category of brain function; that it is, in fact, a separate and distinct type of thought. As is sex, which can produce, aside from children, complete dysfunction, confused mental activity - even, quite possibly, a compromised immune system, and certainly, in many cases, complete and utter memory loss - both before and after. It seemed only natural, then, for playwright Morris Panych to put these two types of human experience together into one play. After all, both take practice.

This dark and steamy comedy explores the harmonies and dysfunctions of six sexually entangled musicians on an ill-fated winter tour. When a blizzard strands this sextet for an extra night, they have only their instruments, each other, and their secrets to keep them warm.

Cast of 4 men and 2 women.
Morris Panych is one of North America's master playwrights. Sextet adds to the more than two dozen plays he has written, many of which have been translated and produced throughout the world. His plays have twice won the Governor General's Award for Drama and he has won the Jessie Richardson Theatre Award fourteen times for acting and directing. Panych has directed more than ninety theatre productions and been nominated six times for Toronto's Dora Mavor Moore Award and three times for the Chalmers Award for his more than fifty acting roles in theatre, television, and film. Productions of Panych's much-lauded Vigil, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, Gordon, The Trespassers, and Lawrence and Holloman are being mounted throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand in 2016.
Product Details ISBN: 9780889229846
ISBN-10: 0889229848
Publisher: Talonbooks
Publication Date: May 24th, 2016
Pages: 160
Language: English