The Playwrights Database
Howard Fishman's plays including biography, theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates
Buy Plays with Doollee
Each page of doollee.com has links to play/book outlets, either directly to the Publisher, through Stageplays.com and Amazon to the second hand and 1st editions of AbeBooks. These links will automatically take you to the relevant area obviating the need for further search.
whether you are a Playwright who wishes to make their entry definitive, an unlisted Playwright or a User with a tale to tell - we want to hear from you.
download WORD submission template
Star Has Burnt My Eye, A
It's hard to believe Connie Converse's story isn't more widely known; it's hard to believe her story at all. An obscure musician living in Greenwich Village just before the start of the folk music revival, Connie recorded hours of music and wrote letters that transcend time, then abruptly disappeared in 1974. She left goodbye notes that aren't quite suicide notes, and nobody ever found any trace of her. Somewhere between a living room and a stage, four musicians prepare for a concert and explore ideas about alienation, failure, genius, and the kinds of connection art allows us. A Star Has Burnt My Eye combines live music composed by Connie Converse, original text by Howard Fishman, and found materials Connies personal letters and journals, previously unheard recordings of her songs, and firsthand recollections from those that knew her in an attempt to capture what we felt upon hearing Connie Converse for the first time.
written by Howard Fishman; music and lyrics by Connie Converse. A Star Has Burnt My Eye has been previously performed in work-in-progress concert showings at Joe's Pub, Abrons Arts Center, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, as well as at Vox Theater's VoxFest.
To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies
play 90 min
Male: 2 Female: 2 Other: -
Top of Page