‘Fefu and Her Friends’ Play Celebrates 40 Years With Expanded Edition

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PAJ Publications, one of TCG’s partner publishers, is pleased to announce the publication of the new, expanded edition of Fefu and Her Friends by the influential playwright Maria Irene Fornes, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the play’s premiere in 1977.

PAJ Publications has published five volumes of the author’s plays, including Maria Irene Fornes: Plays, Promenade and Other Plays, What of the Night?: Selected Plays, and Letters from Cuba. For her work of over more than four decades, as a writer, director, teacher, librettist, and adapter of classics, Maria Irene Fornes has received 9 Obie Awards.

Now, for the first time, the volume includes the original version of the play, which takes place in five different environments, as well as a one-set variation. It was conceived and directed by the author two decades after the 1977 production, though she always intended to make available a version for productions in theaters that did not have facilities for multiple settings. Also featured is an interview with Fornes on the play by Bonnie Marranca.

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