The Stuff of Dreams: Behind the Scenes of an American Community Theater

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As a child, Leah Hager Cohen was fascinated by community theater-its magical pageantry and the complex camaraderie among its small-town adult participants. Twenty years later, Cohen set out to describe what would be an extraordinary year at The Arlington Friends of the Drama, in Boston. The theater had just celebrated its seventy-fifth anniversary, amid disputes over structural changes, and was about to hold auditions for its most controversial production, M. Butterfly. Celia, the brilliant, hard-driving director, struggles ...

The Stuff of Dreams: Behind the Scenes of an American Community Theater 2002, Penguin Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780142000960

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