Three One-Act Plays

Three One-Act Plays

Riverside Drive Old Saybrook Central Park West

By Woody Allen

Random House Trade, Paperback, 9780812972443, 224pp.

Publication Date: January 13, 2004


Three delightful one-act plays set in and around New York, in which sophisticated characters confound one another in ways only Woody Allen could imagine

Woody Allen’s first dramatic writing published in years, “Riverside Drive,” “Old Saybrook,” and “Central Park West” are humorous, insightful, and unusually readable plays about infidelity. The characters, archetypal New Yorkers all, start out talking innocently enough, but soon the most unexpected things arise—and the reader enjoys every minute of it (though not all the characters do).

These plays (successfully produced on the New York stage and in regional theaters on the East Coast) dramatize Allen’s continuing preoccupation with people who rationalize their actions, hide what they’re doing, and inevitably slip into sexual deception—all of it revealed in Allen’s quintessentially pell-mell dialogue.

About the Author
Jack Dann has written and edited over sixty books, including Wandering Stars: An Anthology of Jewish Fantasy and Science Fiction; More Wandering Stars: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories of Jewish Fantasy and Science Fiction (Jewish Lights); and the international bestselling novel about Leonardo da Vinci, The Memory Cathedral. Already translated into ten languages, The Memory Cathedral won Australia's Aurealis Award and a selection won the coveted Nebula Award. He lives in Australia on a farm overlooking the sea and "commutes" back and forth to Los Angeles and New York. Visit his website at

Jack Dann is available to speak on the following topics: Jewish Science Fiction? How Can That Be, and What Can It So That Regular Jewish Fiction Can't?Exploring the Holocaust through the Lens of the FantasticI Am Jewish Enough! The Iconoclastic Mumblings of a Cultural JewMy Rabbi Is an Alien: How to Write and Read Jewish Science Fiction