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The Acid Test Anya Reiss

The Acid Test By Anya Reiss

The Acid Test by Anya Reiss


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Summary

New play from "Most Promising Playwright" (Evening Standard and Critics Circle) award winner.

The Acid Test Summary

The Acid Test by Anya Reiss

This has been the worst day of my life. So can you please get drunk with me? Dana, Ruth and Jess down shots to console the heart-broken, to comfort the anxious and just pass the time. Kicked out from the family home Jess's dad, Jim, invades the party with just as much recklessness as the girls. As the night passes and vodka bottles are emptied, Friday night in becomes high drama. An unruly new comedy asking if age equals maturity, Acid Test opened at the Royal Court in May 2011.

The Acid Test Reviews

"...Award-winning young playwright Anya Reiss has an ear for realistic, compelling, amusing dialogue. Reiss won awards for her debut play Spur Of The Moment. Her second really is The Acid Test. With Reiss among the leading group of young contemporary playwrights, the future looks rosy."-Official London Theatre Guide "It has wit and heart, and much of the dialogue is disconcertingly authentic...Adept at capturing the cadences of post-adolescent chatter, Reiss also knows how to probe the most raw emotions." 4 stars-The Evening Standard "Like Reiss' debut, The Acid Test is full of humour, acute observation and accurate perception. The dialogue is as powerful and sharp as a vodka cocktail, and the tensions between generations are excruciatingly convincing...entertaining and occasionally moving."-The Stage "The second play, they say, is the hardest. But Anya Reiss more than fulfils the promise she showed last year, as an 18-year-old, with Spur of the Moment... Like its predecessor, Reiss's play proves she knows a thing or two about the pervasive effect of parental discord on the young."-The Guardian "Reiss displays a real gift for high quality sitcom dialogue...Reiss clearly has a future..."-whatsonstage.com
" Award-winning young playwright Anya Reiss has an ear for realistic, compelling, amusing dialogue. Reiss won awards for her debut play Spur Of The Moment. Her second really is The Acid Test. With Reiss among the leading group of young contemporary playwrights, the future looks rosy." Official London Theatre Guide "It has wit and heart, and much of the dialogue is disconcertingly authentic Adept at capturing the cadences of post-adolescent chatter, Reiss also knows how to probe the most raw emotions." 4 stars The Evening Standard "Like Reiss' debut, The Acid Test is full of humour, acute observation and accurate perception. The dialogue is as powerful and sharp as a vodka cocktail, and the tensions between generations are excruciatingly convincing entertaining and occasionally moving." The Stage "The second play, they say, is the hardest. But Anya Reiss more than fulfils the promise she showed last year, as an 18-year-old, with Spur of the Moment Like its predecessor, Reiss's play proves she knows a thing or two about the pervasive effect of parental discord on the young."-The Guardian "Reiss displays a real gift for high quality sitcom dialogue Reiss clearly has a future " whatsonstage.com

About Anya Reiss

The Acid Test is the second play from ANYA REISS, whose play Spur of the Moment premiered at the Royal Court in July 2010, winning her the award for Most Promising Playwright at both the Evening Standard and Critics Circle awards and the TMA award for Best New Play. Anya completed the Young Writers Programme at the Royal Court and wrote her first play when she was 17.

Additional information

GOR003381434
9781849430456
1849430454
The Acid Test by Anya Reiss
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2011-05-12
96
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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