William M. Hoffman

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William M. Hoffman is best known for his award-winning play AS IS (Pulitzer Prize and Tony nominations,Drama Desk award). He is Professor of Theatre at Lehman College (The City University of New York), and may be seen regularly on Conversations With William M. Hoffman(CUNY TV).

Mr. Hoffman was commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera to write the libretto of THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES in celebration of their centennial (music by John Corigliano). He also wrote the libretto forMORNING STAR (music by Ricky Ian Gordon) commissioned by the Cincinnati Opera.

He was a vital part of early Off-Off-Broadway, working at Caffe Cino, La Mama, and The Old Reliable. As editor at Hill and Wang, he promoted the work of many young playwrights in his New American Plays series and in his landmark anthology Gay Plays: The First Collection.

The Old Reliable Press

announces the publication of

William M. Hoffman’s important

early Off-Off-Broadway gem

Experimental Drama One Act / 4m 1f

“A little bit of magic.A little bit of religion. A little bit. A nickel bag, just to let you know it’s possible.”

Magic , indeed. Comic non-sequiturs and show tunes lighten this late sixties irreverent retelling of the birth (and death) of Jesus leading to a transcendental, even spiritual experience.

a hip chronicle of the life and times of Jesus / Rocky Mountain News

A Quick Nut Bread To Make Your Mouth Water

Experimental One-act 4m, 1f

Cool, imaginative, whimsical… joyous / Village Voice

A QUICK NUT BREAD TO MAKE YOUR MOUTH WATER might be the definitive play of the sixties.

In the guise of an open rehearsal, three actors encourage, abet and challenge each other on spiritual, mental and physical levels. They’re by turns playful, stoned, drunk, angry, horny, sad, lost, metaphysically zoned out, and even genuinely uplifted. They argue, play with each other’s minds, explore platonic and romantic relationships, and the deeper meanings of life, all the while paying serious attention to their baking. How close do they get?

Decide for yourself while enjoying the delicious nut bread the cast serves the audience at the play’s close.

$5.99 Paperback

$0.99 kindle

Published on May 6, 2015 at 3:03 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. […] A quick nut bread to make your mouth water, William M. Hoffman, 1969, The Old Reliable Press. […]

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