By Enda Walsh
The 1st 8 amazing performs via Enda Walsh.
Bursting onto the theatre scene in 1996 with Disco Pigs, Enda Walsh has added a sustained fusillade of strikingly unique performs ever due to the fact that. This quantity, with a Foreword by way of the writer, contains:
The Ginger Ale Boy (Walsh's first play, formerly unpublished)
bedbound The Small Things
Also integrated are formerly unpublished brief performs, How those determined males speak (2004) and Lynndie's Gotta Gun (2005).
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