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Act One at Lincoln Center Theatre
Act One at Lincoln Center Theatre

Act One, the funny and poignant new play written and directed by James Lapine, based on the autobiography of playwright Moss Hart, is not only totally engaging, but also a big juicy Valentine to the theatre and those who love it. Even though the story takes place during Mr. Hart's early years, spanning 1914-1930, the piece is timeless. The play is successful because it hits an emotional chord as the story chronicles Hart's dogged determination to create a life in the theatre, despite his poor family and the culture of survival he was raised in in a tenement in the Bronx. Starring Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana and Andrea Martin, as well as a large cast of accomplished performers, Act One is simply delightful.

Paying it Forward

And now, to honor the memory of protagonist Moss Hart, Lincoln Center Theatre is offering a 'once in a lifetime'
playwriting contest. One winner will have his or her play read by LCT Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop and receive an evaluation of the piece. Also the winner will receive a pair of tickets to Act One, as well as a copy of the Moss Hart memoir.

Interested writers should send a one-paragraph synopsis of their play that is no longer than 200 words, along with a one-page dialogue sample by May 16, 2014 to The winning playwright will be announced on May 30.

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