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Guirgis, Stephen Adly

Works: 42 works in 143 publications in 2 languages and 5,397 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Acting editions  Black humor  Historical drama  Experimental films  Christian drama  Legal drama  Comedy films  Humor  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Performer, Actor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3607.U49, 812.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Between Riverside and crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Written with humor, tenderness, grit and wonderment, Between Riverside and Crazy is an extraordinary new play: a dark comedy about a man trying to maintain control as the world unravels around him"--
The last days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a time-bending, seriocomically imagined world between Heaven and Hell, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a philosophical meditation on the conflict between divine mercy and human free will that takes a close look at the eternal damnation of the Bible's most notorious sinner.--[book cover]
The Motherfucker with the Hat (TCG Edition) by Stephen Adly Guirgis( )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Super-charged work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Between Riverside and Crazy
The motherfucker with the hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Struggles with addiction, friendship, love and the challenges of adulthood are at the center of the story. Jackie, a petty drug dealer, is just out of prison and trying to stay clean. He's also still in love with his coke-addicted childhood sweetheart, Veronica. Ralph D. is Jackie's too-smooth, slightly slippery sponsor. He's married to the bitter and disaffected Victoria, who, by the way, has the hots for Jackie. And then there's Julio, Jackie's cousin ... a stand-up, "stand by me" kind of guy."--Page 4 of cover
Palindromes by Todd Solondz( Visual )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a 13-year-old girl who wants to be a mother, as told through different actors playing the same character and her journey in a variety of ways
Jesus hopped the 'A' train by Stephen Adly Guirgis( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Danish and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Angel Cruz is a thirty-year-old bike messenger from NYC who has lost his best friend to a religious cult. At the opening of the play, he is in his second night of incarceration, awaiting trial for shooting the leader of that cult in the "ass." He is on his knees, alone and terrified, trying to say a prayer he no longer remembers to a God he has all but forgotten. Angel's public defender is Mary Jane Hanrahan, still relatively young but very nearly disillusioned. At their first meeting, she mistakes Angel for another case. Wounded by her pride and Angel's sharp attacks, she mangles this initial interview and walks out. A crisis of conscience and an unresolved connection to her childhood brings her back, and Angel's heartfelt, persuasive arguments against the cult leader persuade her to champion his cause. By this time, the cult leader, Reverend Kim, has died on the operating table, and the charge against Angel is now murder. Angel has been beaten regularly by other inmates and is discovered in his cell barely conscious with a bed sheet tied around his neck. He is transferred to a special twenty-three-hour lockdown wing of protective custody. His jailer is Valdez, a brutally direct prison guard who believes in a world of black and white only. No grey areas permitted. Valdez has taken the post of Charlie D'amico, a guard Angel never meets. For one hour a day, Angel experiences daylight from a cage on the Riker's Island Prison roof. His only source of human contact is the lone inmate who is also in protective custody. Lucius Jenkins, a.k.a. "the Black Plague," works out furiously in the cage next to Angel. A sociopathic serial killer awaiting extradition to Florida, Lucius pauses from his workouts only to chain smoke and to "save" Angel. Lucius Jenkins has found God, and Angel's life and the course of his trial will be changed forever."--Publisher's description
Our lady of 121st Street ; Jesus hopped the A train ; and In Arabia, we'd all be kings by Stephen Adly Guirgis( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Guirgis's] plays portray life on New York's hardscrabble streets in a manner both tender and unflinching, while continually exploring the often startling gulf between who we are and how we perceive ourselves. This volume includes ... Our Lady of 121st Street, a comic portrait of the graduates of a Harlem Catholic school reunited at the funeral of a beloved teacher, along with his two previous plays: the philosophical jailhouse drama Jesus Hopped the A Train and In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings, an Iceman Cometh for the Giuliani era that looks at the effect of Times Square's gentrification on its less desirable inhabitants."--Back cover
Our lady of 121st street by Stephen Adly Guirgis( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ortiz Funeral Room is in big trouble. The body of beloved community activist and nun Sister Rose has been stolen from the viewing room, and now the neighborhood residents are waiting for her proper return
In Arabia we'd all be kings by Stephen Adly Guirgis( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lenny is a recently released ex-convict. Despite his imposing size, he was gang raped repeatedly while incarcerated and struggles to find his manhood on the outside. Daisy, his alcoholic girlfriend, craves a "real" life with a "real" man and abandons him at a seedy pre-Giuliani Times Square bar in pursuit of some cheap Chinese takeout. At the bar is Skank, a former failed actor turned junkie, who is trying to outlast the rain storm and get a buyback from the long-missing Irish bartender as he begins to go through withdrawals. Also at the bar is Sammy, an old, dying guilt-ridden drunk who exists somewhere between reality and the afterlife. DeMaris, a seventeen-year-old gun-brandishing single mother, wants to learn to turn tricks. She enlists the aid of Chickie, Skank's girlfriend, a young crackhead hooker who plays Go Fish with the simple-minded day bartender Charlie, who thinks he's a Jedi warrior and who buys meals for Chickie because he loves her and because he lives for the day they can go out someday, "just as friends." The owner of the bar is Jake. The place was his father's before him, and after thirty years, he longs for the chance to leave "this sewer" for a reinvented life in Florida. The real-estate boom, "gentrification" and the emergence of Disney in Times Square affords him that opportunity. Unaware that their last piece of home is about to be pulled out from under them, the bar patrons struggle on. Their sense of humor, their misguided hopes and dreams, and their lack of self-pity are badges that are tattooed to their souls. They will all, before the end, demand and take the chance to face head on their complicated and sad truths."--Publisher's description
Den of thieves by Stephen Adly Guirgis( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maggie is a shoplifter looking to change her life. Paul is her sponsor in a twelve-step program. Flaco is her charismatic but jealous drug-dealing ex-boyfriend. Boochie, Flaco's girlfriend, is a topless dancer. When this unlikely squad ban together to steal $750,000 in unprotected drug money they become prisoners in a mob boss' basement. Told that they have until sunrise to choose one person to die and three to donate their thumbs, the four engage in verbal gymnastics as they struggle for self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-love in a high-octane battle for survival
Our lady of 121st street by Stephen Adly Guirgis( )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A group of old classmates and friends from Harlem find themselves at Ortiz's Funeral Home to mourn the death of Sister Rose-- a feared and beloved nun from their childhoods. Played out against the backdrop of an unfolding mystery, they try to heal old wounds, live up to their responsibilities, and deal with the shock of being grown up"--Container
The little flower of East Orange by Stephen Adly Guirgis( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Therese Marie arrives in the emergency room of a small hospital in the Bronx, suffering from hypothermia and in shock, no one there knows her story. To the doctors and nurses, she is just another abandoned elderly woman who can't even tell them her name. But Therese Marie's dementia is not all that it seems. And when her prodigal son, Danny, returns to New York, Therese Marie must fight to maintain her dignity in light of her son's insistence on confronting the ugly secrets of their past. In this unconventional family drama, Stephen Adly Guirgis gives us a mother and son who must face a long family legacy of abuse in order to find the true meaning of grace
New playwrights : the best plays of 2000( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fired by Annabelle Gurwitch( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Undetermined and English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When actress Annabelle Gurwitch was fired from a play by Woody Allen, she wondered how she would cope with being fired by a cultural icon. Turning to friends in show business, she was assured she was not alone. Once the subject had been broached, everyone she knew, from her rabbi, to her gynecologist, had stories of getting the boot. This set her off on a journey to answer the question: was being fired going to be the best thing, or worst thing, that had happened in her working life?
Jesus hopped the 'A' train by Stephen Adly Guirgis( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angel Cruz, a young man, makes a mistake and is imprisoned at the Riker's Island Prison. As a born-again inmate, a prison guard and public defender complicate his quest for freedom
The motherfucker with the hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis( )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addiction, pain, and explosive tempers are not exactly what you'd call the ingredients for a side-splitting comedy. Yet Steven Adly Guiguis has created a profane, hilarious masterpiece that earned a 'hatful' of theatrical accolades in 2011, including a Drama Desk award for Outstanding Actor in a Play for Bobby Cannavale. Stars the original Broadway cast: Chris Rock, Bobby Canavale, Annabella Sciorra, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Yul Vazquez. A 2011 Tony Award nominee for Best Play
Jailbait by Nils Lofgren( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Randy, a boyish felon, finds himself locked up for 25 years in the 3-strikes justice system. His cellmate Jake is a congenial yet remorseless murderer. Jake takes Randy under his wing and clearly has more than mentoring in mind
Between riverside and crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After his wife's death, retired cop Walter 'Pops' Washington has made a home for his ex-felon son in his sprawling, rent-controlled, Riverside Drive apartment. Will a long-simmering feud with the NYPD cause him to lose his home and the family he's built there' The play was the winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast recording starring (in alphabetical order): Elisa Bocanegra as Church Lady; John Cothran as Pops; Seamus Dever as Lieutenant Carrow; James Martinez as Oswaldo; Ana Ortiz as Lulu; Larry Powell as Junior; and Emily Swallow as Detective Audrey O'Connor. Directed by Diane Rodriguez and recorded before an audience at UCLA's James Bridges Theater in November 2017."
Our Lady of 121st Street by Stephen Adly Guirgis( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train by Stephen Adly Guirgis( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Our lady of 121st Street ; Jesus hopped the A train ; and In Arabia, we'd all be kings
Jesus hopped the 'A' trainOur lady of 121st Street ; Jesus hopped the A train ; and In Arabia, we'd all be kingsOur lady of 121st streetIn Arabia we'd all be kingsDen of thievesOur lady of 121st streetThe little flower of East OrangeNew playwrights : the best plays of 2000
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