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Edward Musto

EDWARD MUSTO  

Nationality:    USA
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Edward Musto is the author of Genevieve, Blood Dues, Porter Peace, Boston Proper, the Game of Love and the Ninth Circle, all of which have been produced in New York. He has also penned the "evening of murder" series, the first of which, An Evening of Murder and the Like, received an Edgar Award nomination from the Mystery Writers of America as Best Play. the most recent in the series, Mass. Murder, premiered last month. Recipient of an Edward Albee fellowship, Edward is a member of Charles Maryan's Playwrights/Directors Workshop and the Dramatists Guild.

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        And Everything Nice         Another Metropolis         Best Man Wins         Blood Dues         Boston Proper         Burnt Sugar Cake         Camera Ready Art         Commencement         Evening Of Murder And the Like, An         Evilution         Game Of Love, The         Genevieve         Kiss the Cook         Lemmings         Louder Than Words         Mannerz         Mass Murder         Ninth Circle, The         Poor Hearts         Porter Peace         Shute Branch         Shutterbug         Smash and Grab         Wedding Album (Photographs Presented in Reverse-Chronological Order)



And Everything Nice

Synopsis:
An ex-convict, just having served time on a bum rap, hooks up with a liberal man of means to help her go straight. But does anyone ever rid himself of the past? Based on a story by Marilyn Henderson.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Vital theatre
NY, USA    03 Apr 2003

Company:
Vital Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Mystery one act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Another Metropolis

Synopsis:
Two married couples drink made-to-order martinis and discuss the state of the thriller in the contemporary theatre. Frederick maintains the thriller has lost its appeal because audiences have become desensitized to the passions that trigger the murderous impulse essential to the genre. His friend Ira, on the other hand, disputes this claim, suggesting that Frederick himself could be easily provoked to commit mayhem, and presents a scenario to test Frederick's reaction-and his beliefs. Winner in the Henrico One-Act Play Competition, 2004.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Barrow Group
312 West 36th Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10018    06 Feb 2004

Company:
Space, Ink

1st Published:
Pacific Review Vol 21 (2003)   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One Act mystery

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Best Man Wins

Synopsis:
A renowned chef cooks up something special for a close friend who's become too close to his wife. Based on a story by Frederick Waterman.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
78th Street Theatre Lab
236 West 78th Street, New York, NY 10024    02 Oct 2008

Company:
4-D Productions

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Mystery one act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Blood Dues

Synopsis:
the time is post-Watergate. In an effort to come to terms with his past, a young radical writes about the events that have brought him to the brink of suicide. As he does so, he recalls his involvement with the antiwar movement-and his harrowing search for a missing friend. Based on the book by Dotson Rader.

Notes:
Above figures include double-casting of several roles

1st Produced:
MST, New York, NY    31 Mar 1984

Company:
MST

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Boston Proper

Synopsis:
July 4, 1976. To protest the "vulgar flag waving" of the nation's Bicentennial, Ted Daniels plans to participate in a protest rally that will stop the city's parade. But his efforts to leave the apartment are continually thwarted by his well-meaning but self-absorbed friends.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Harold Clurman Theatre, New York, NY    14 Mar 1997

Company:
Love Creek

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy One Act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Burnt Sugar Cake

Synopsis:
Two desperate housewives bake a cake, with deadly consequences.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Triad, 158 West 72nd Street, New York    13 Aug 2011

Company:
Luminous Group

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Mystery one act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Camera Ready Art

Synopsis:
A camera is the only witness in this trilogy of short thrillers: Shutterbug, And Everything Nice and Wedding Album (Photographs Presented in Reverse-Chronological Order).

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Players Loft, NY    09 Nov 2006

Company:
Babbin Productions

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
trilogy of short comic thrillers Mystery

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Commencement

Synopsis:
Dressing for commencement exercises, two college boys brush off their past together and plan a future apart.

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Company:
Turnip Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Evening Of Murder And the Like, An

Synopsis:
A trilogy of short comic thrillers: Kiss the Cook, Louder Than Words and Another Metropolis. Nominated for the Edgar Award as Best Play by the Mystery Writers of America.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Barrow Group, NY, USA >>>    06 Feb 2004

Company:
Space Ink

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Thriller

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Evilution

Synopsis:
OCD is the backdrop in this trilogy of short comic thrillers: Lemmings, Smash and Grab and Best Man Wins. Based on stories by Richard Matheson, Michael Knight and Frederick Waterman.

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Company:
4-D Productions

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Mystery

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Game Of Love, The

Synopsis:
Roger Hart, a 33-year-old bachelor, revels in cynicism about love until he finds himself drawn to three different women. Based on the book by Charles Webb.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Raw Space, New York, NY    12 Aug 1999

Company:
BrazenHeart

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  2 voices on tape

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Genevieve

Synopsis:
Paris, 1968-the time of the student riots. Genevieve Duvall, a thirty-year-old teacher in a state school, is standing trial for "corrupting a minor." As she gives testimony, the action in the courtroom freezes and she relives the moments in question. Based on a true story.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
MST, New York, NY    05 Feb 1983

Company:
MST

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Kiss the Cook

Kiss the Cook
A cook prepares a meal-in-itself chef's salad while making a series of phone calls to his girlfriend's answering machine. With each message he comes to realize she is leaving him for another man.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Neighborhood Playhouse, NYC    09 May 1998

Company:
Harold G. Baldridge

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
dark comedy one act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Lemmings

Synopsis:
From the deck of their beach house a husband and wife watch the world's population trek into the sea. Is it the end of the world? Based on a story by Richard Matheson.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Abingdon Theater Company
312 W. 36th Street , Sixth Floor, New York, NY 10018-7570    17 Nov 2003

Company:
Shotgun Productions

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Mystery one act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Louder Than Words

Synopsis:
On an evening like any other, and for no particular reason, a wife considers killing her husband. Based on a story by Shirley Jackson.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Grove Street Playhouse
39 Grove St, New York, NY 10014    27 Jan 1999

Company:
Luminous Group

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Mystery one act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Mannerz

Synopsis:
A young man with a terminal illness decides to contribute to society by making examples of those who indulge in antisocial behavior.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Producers Club
358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036    13 Aug 2003

Company:
Strawberry One-Act Festival

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Mystery one act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Mass Murder

Synopsis:
Murder in Massachusetts is the theme in this trilogy of short comic thrillers: Shute Branch, Burnt Sugar Cake and Mannerz.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Blackbird Studio Theater, NY    13 Sep 2007

Company:
La Muse Venale, Inc.

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
three one acts Thriller

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Ninth Circle, The

Ninth Circle, The
Election Day, 1980. Stuck in a corporate America he no longer likes or understands, a 35-year-old middle manager fills the void with casual sex. the play follows him through a series of public and personal settings, until his last stop at an ominously-named private club offers him a cathartic but bitterly nihilistic revelation.

Notes:
figures include double- And triple-casting of several roles

1st Produced:
45th Street theatre
354 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036    26 Mar 2002

Company:
CreZZle Productions

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  12            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Poor Hearts

Synopsis:
A young couple's chance meeting in the park and the class difference that separates them. Based on a story by O. Henry.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
New Media Repertory theatre    2006

Company:
New Media

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy One Act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Porter Peace

Synopsis:
the effect of the 1960s on three homes on the same fashionable New England street on the same day in 1973. Based on stories by Adam Stuart, Andre Dubus and Richard Rothstein & Christopher Leitch.

Notes:
Above figures include double-casting of several roles

1st Produced:
Creative Place, New York, NY    27 Oct 1994

Company:
January Stevens

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Shute Branch

Synopsis:
A librarian with an inscrutable sense of justice helps a 12-year-old boy who's being bullied at school.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Blackbird, NYC    13 Sep 2001

Company:
La Muse Venale

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Mystery one act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Shutterbug

Synopsis:
A highly-regarded photographer of the macabre tries to convince his listener he isn't inhuman.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
WorkShop theater
312 West 36th Street, 4th floor, New York, NY 10018    17 Jul 2006

Company:
Midtown Theatre Festival

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Mystery one act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Smash and Grab

Synopsis:
Criminality makes strange bedfellows when a burglar is caught in the act by a pretty college coed. Based on a story by Michael Knight.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Secret Theatre, NYC    18 Jul 2008

Company:
Rich Ferraioli

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Mystery one act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Wedding Album (Photographs Presented in Reverse-Chronological Order)

Synopsis:
Four photographs, shown in reverse-chronological order, of the wedding between a diplomat and his secretary, with the diplomat's brother in attendance, at the embassy of a foreign country are "acted out." the wedding itself is small, impromptu . . . and a step in the fulfillment of one party's murderous compulsion.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Players Loft, NY    09 Nov 2006

Company:
Babbin Productions

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Mystery one act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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