Five Television Plays (1990)

Five Television Plays Five unique short plays for television by one of America's most celebrated playwrights:

A Waitress in Yellowstone (or: Always Tell the Truth) - a parable about an honest waitress and a corrupt congressman.

Bradford - a new police chief arriving in a samll New England town is plunged into the midst of its cozy secrets and uncovers the truth behind his predecessor's mysterious fatal hunting accident.

The Museum of Science and Industry Story - a fantasy about the adventures of a man locked into a museum overnight.

A Wasted Weekend - a 1987 "Hill Street Blues" episode focuses on four cops and their ill-fated hunting trip.

We Will Take You There - Danny and Mike, partners in an unusual "taxi service to the wilds," offer themselves as guides to the most remote areas of the world.

Displaying Mamet's characteristic ear for language and unsettling moral vision, these plays are among his darkest, funniest, and most entertaining.

DAVID MAMET is also the author of Speed-the-Plow, American Buffalo, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Glengarry Glen Ross, and many other acclaimed works for the stage. Among his credits as a screenwriter are The Untouchables, The Verdict (nominated for an Oscar), The Postman Always Rings Twice, and House of Games, and Things Change, both of which he also directed.

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