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CRY A LITTLE, LAUGH A LOT: 14 Original One-Act Plays


by Milton Polsky and Allan Yashin

Published by Blue Thread Books and Music.

“These plays lead both to thought and pleasure, and will
enlighten every reader.” —Judith Malina, Living Theater

“A warm and touching work that serves as a map-quest for a new generation looking for ways to embrace the poetic beauty of everyday urban life and the rich heritage we tend to forget or are told we should ignore. The beauties of all cultures are often dismissed with the mantra ‘Tone down your ethnicity.’ This book turns up the thermostat.”
—David Amram, composer, conductor, author

“Replete with a humanistic and progressive worldview mixed in with a strong Jewish sensibility, well informed by an understanding of history and politics. You will enjoy every minute you spend reading these plays.”
—Janice Eidus, The War of the Rosens, and The Last Jewish Virgin
Two-time winner of the O. Henry Prize, winner of the Pushcart Prize

“I’m surprised by how often I was deeply moved, or laughing out loud, or taught an important lesson about life by the final twist of the plots …as memorable as many much longer plays.”
—Bertell Ollman, New York University
author of Alienation, Dance of the Dialectic,
and creator of Class Struggle board game

“Such a pleasure! These plays stretch your mind, touch your heart, and make you laugh until your kishkes hurt.”
—Robert L. Roth, editor And Then magazine, author, The Health Proxy

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