Something To Hold On To
126 pages, paperback
Cover by Pamela Lawton
Copyright © 1995
Nine theater pieces by the Philadelphia-based playwright whose works have been performed at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, BACA Downtown, Nuyorican Poet's Cafe, The Painted Bride Arts Center and the St. Mark's Poetry Project.
"Who is this guy Dennis Moritz? His plays are square in the face of society, which is where Dennis Moritz is, full of humor, elbows and mesmerizing love of language. Something To Hold On To contains one of the most riveting monologues to be seen in contemporary theater; although we seem to have forgotten what the word means, I would call it 'beautiful.' And as for Mr. Moritz, I'd call him courageous, to be smithing such plays in an anti-poetic era. Bravo." Bob Holman
"In the interior of character and voices, midnight dancing, character crackups, displacement of memory, is where Dennis Moritz does a sharp edged theatrical vernacular. At this time when even a three hour sitting in the theater is reduced to a sound bite, Moritz destroys mediocrity with worlds designed to open up even in proscenium. An impolite gesture long ago stored away and in a word a moment theatrical text has the possibility of redefinition." Laurie Carlos
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