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David Epstein

DAVID EPSTEIN

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    The Gersh Agency, NY  

David Epstein is an American playwright and screenwriter. His plays include New York! New York! , Exact Change, and Ways of Men. He has written the screenplays for several films and made-for-TV movies including "Murders In The Rue Morgue", and "Palookaville". He did script revisions on other films including "Home Fries". He has also written screenplays for studios including Warner Brothers, Disney, and 20th Century Fox. Epstein lives in the Hamptons with his wife and three children.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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below is a list of David Epstein's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Exact Change         Mine         New York! New York!         Surface To Air         They Told Me That You Came This Way         Wall Suite         Wanted



Exact Change

Synopsis:
Three lifelong buddies, Vietnam vets, are about to pay off a "balloon" on money borrowed from a local heavy. they meet at their New Jersey bar and grill to set up for a celebration: after years of hard work, they will finally own the place, free and clear. the party, however, never happens. One of them has quietly invested all the payoff cash, and lost it in the futures market. they are soon holed up in an abandoned South Bronx warehouse after having bungled a ransom/kidnapping when the intended victim, a dentist, escaped from them on the Major Deegan expressway. Can they be traced? What are they going to do now with no Plan B to pay off the man? Percolating beneath their desperation are possible liaisons between one wife and two buddies, stretching all the way back to high school. With everything in the open, can they finally take charge of their lives? Or has the time passed them by?

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1st Produced:
Yale Winterfest     1986

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy Drama Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www2.iath.virginia.edu/sixties/HTML_docs/Resources/Bibliographies/VN_drama_bib.html

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Mine

Synopsis:
Four women, suddenly challenged by their greatest fear, bravely await the outcome of a mining disaster that will determine the course of their lives.
nytheatre.com

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1st Produced:
Victor Jory Theater, Louisville, Ky     1982

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Genre:
Play One act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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New York! New York!

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Written by Dennis Andersen; Ann Burr; Allan Knee; Kenneth Pressman; Philip Magdalany; Jeremiah Murray; Steven Shea; Marsha Sheiness; Martin Sherman and David Epstein

1st Produced:
Playwrights Horizon, New York     1974

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Further Reference:
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Surface To Air

Synopsis:
Surface to air is the story of a family forced to confront long-repressed issues and current realities when the remains of their son, a Vietnam veteran, are returned to them 30 years after his plane was shot down over Vietnam
- press release

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1st Produced:
Symphony Space, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre     2007

Organisations:
Symphony Space

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Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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They Told Me That You Came This Way

Synopsis:
Two young men, prisoners of an unnamed war, come to grips with their personal demons, engaging one another in a desperate battle.
nytheatre.com

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1st Produced:
Theatre Row Studio     2006

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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Wall Suite

Synopsis:
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Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: Traverse - Dep.256/Box 17/6

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Wanted

Synopsis:
Ma Barker, John Dillinger, Jesse James and Billy the Kid are being pursued by the incompetent Bureau Head Jacob Hooper. Meanwhile Indians are being killed off in the West

Notes:
Music and lyrics by Al Carmines; book by David Epstein

1st Produced:
Cherry Lane Theatre, New York     1972

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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