Oedipus at Palm Springs (Paperback)

By Five Lesbian Brothers, Samuel French

Samuel French, Inc., 9780573697029, 96pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2010

List Price: 10.95*
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A Five Lesbian Brothers play written by Maureen Angelos, Babs Davy, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey, Lisa Kron

Comedic Tragedy

Characters: 5 females

Irreverent theater group the Five Lesbian Brothers get their greasy prints on a classic. Oedipus at Palm Springs follows the dark adventure of two couples on a retreat to the desert resort town. While new parents Fran and Con try desperately to jump-start their sex life, May-December love bunnies Prin and Terri can't keep their hands of.

Praise For Oedipus at Palm Springs

“Along the way to the inevitable dark twist is much lightness and enlightenment to revel in--not just a lot of zingy one-liners about commitment, gay life in America, parenthood, and growing older, but also a real sense of these four women as women, friends, and lovers…. It may be the saddest comedy you'll ever see.” - The Boston Globe

“Richly funny as it is, Oedipus at Palm Springs is also a serious inquiry into the unforeseen extremities of despair that can attend the search for a pure and lasting love.” - Charles Isherwood, New York Times

“Sensitive storytelling.” – New York Magazine