This collection includes three full-length plays: APPROACHING SIMONE, BABES IN THE BIGHOUSE, and VIET ROCK. APPROACHING SIMONE: Simone Weil, a French girl of Jewish extraction whose death in 1943 was caused primarily by self-imposed starvation, is the subject of this striking theatrical exploration into the nature of faith and spirituality. BABES IN THE BIGHOUSE: A documentary fantasy musical that explores feminism, sexuality, and the degradation of women. VIET ROCK: Through the use of dialogue, music, chant, dance, pantomime, and image, the play satirizes attitudes toward the Vietnam war.
"The work of no other contemporary American playwright can boast the extraordinary scope of that of Megan Terry. In the course of over thirty years her collected plays have become a virtual compendium of the styles of modern drama, ranging from collaborative ensemble work to performance art to naturalism...Beginning with her earliest work, she has devised a politically and socially activist theater, using a diversity of nonrealistic forms to challenge a culture which has systematically disparaged nonlinear drama. Megan Terry remains a key figure in the development of the American alternative theater."
David Savran, In Their Own Words: Contemporary American Playwrights
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