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What I Thought I Knew and other plays

Alice Eve Cohen


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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (7/9/2009)
Paperback (5/25/2010)

August 2009 Indie Next List

“Alice Eve Cohen is 44 years old and sick. Months of tests and doctor's exams have left her with a portfolio of diagnoses. However, an emergency CAT scan reveals the real situation: Alice is six months pregnant. Her story is horrifying -- a litany of medical malpractice and callous behavior that will send a chill up your spine. You won't forget her story.”
— Jackie Blem, Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, CO
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WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW and Other Plays, by Alice Eve Cohen Here are four brave, haunting, and heart-breakingly funny solo plays by writer and performer Alice Eve Cohen. WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW is adapted from Cohen's award-winning memoir about her wildly unexpected pregnancy and the terrifying odyssey that ensued. In THIN WALLS, twelve disparate lives collide inside a century-old residential hotel, in a city in upheaval. THE PLAY THAT KNOWS WHAT YOU WANT takes the audience on an intimate journey entwining the myth of Odysseus with our contemporary desires and fears. In JESSICA'S CERVIX, Jessica floats out of her body to the ceiling and performs a darkly comic monologue, while her cervix is filmed for medical research. Cohen writes with humor, guts and honesty, finding the humanity in even the darkest roles. These gripping one-person plays, filled with multiple vibrant characters, have been presented at theatres and colleges around the country. They offer a thrilling challenge for any actor or director., 9781329919723, 180pp.

Publication Date: March 5, 2016