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No Script: The Podcast | S3 Episode 22: “With and Without” by Jeffrey Sweet

No Script: The Podcast | S3 Episode 22: “With and Without” by Jeffrey Sweet

November 26, 2019

In the last episode of Season 3, the boys of No Script return to Jeffrey Sweet's impressive body of work. Sweet's 1997 play "With and Without" is sharp, witty, and an absolute masterclass in forcing characters to make tough choices. In what Jacob calls one of his "favorite plays ever," Sweet tells the tale of a married couple who just wants to spend a relaxing weekend at the lake. Instead, they end up comforting their grieving friend as she faces the end of her marriage. 

 

No Script will be on break through December - but we'll be back with Season 4 in January, 2020. See you then!

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No Script: The Podcast | S3 Episode 21: “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” by Eugene O’Neill

No Script: The Podcast | S3 Episode 21: “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” by Eugene O’Neill

November 18, 2019

This week on No Script, Jackson and Jacob visit a classic: Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night." This tragic, heartbreaking piece is considered one of America's best plays. O'Neill's VERY autobiographical play won the 1957 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It chronicles the pain and suffering endured by one American family across one day of their lives. Listen in as J&J try to grapple with the play's utter darkness, and search for hope amidst the pain.  

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Our theme song is “Upbeat Soda Pop” by Purple Planet Music. Credit as follows:

Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

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No Script: The Podcast | S3 Episode 20: “Proof” by David Auburn | SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Dennis Brewer

No Script: The Podcast | S3 Episode 20: “Proof” by David Auburn | SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Dennis Brewer

November 11, 2019

This week on No Script... a special guest! Dr. Dennis Brewer, a professor of Mathematics at the University of Arkansas, joins Jacob to talk about David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Proof." Dr. Brewer provides his expertise on some of the plays more math-specific items: "new math," prime numbers, and wild mathematics conferences. Listen in!  

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Our theme song is “Upbeat Soda Pop” by Purple Planet Music. Credit as follows:

Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

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Logo Text: Paralines designed by Lewis Latham of http://lewislatham.co/

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No Script: The Podcast | S3 Episode 19: “Vinegar Tom” by Caryl Churchill

No Script: The Podcast | S3 Episode 19: “Vinegar Tom” by Caryl Churchill

November 4, 2019

In an admittedly slow transition away from Magic Month, Jackson and Jacob discuss a play that's definitely not about magic... though witches do appear. "Vinegar Tom" is Caryl Churchill's play on the 17th century witch trials in England. Listen in as J&J discuss Churchill's use of music and the similarities between this script and Miller's "The Crucible."  

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Our theme song is “Upbeat Soda Pop” by Purple Planet Music. Credit as follows:

Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

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Logo Text: Paralines designed by Lewis Latham of http://lewislatham.co/

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No Script: The Podcast | S3 Episode 18: “Angels in America” (Parts 1 & 2) by Tony Kushner

No Script: The Podcast | S3 Episode 18: “Angels in America” (Parts 1 & 2) by Tony Kushner

October 28, 2019

In the last episode of Magic Month, Jackson and Jacob turn to Tony Kushner's incredibly influential play "Angels in America." The story follows two couples (Prior & Louis and Joe & Harper) living in New York in the 1980s. The AIDS crisis is raging, and Prior is dying of the horrible disease. Louis, unable to cope with the stress of caring for a severely sick partner, leaves Prior and eventually ends up with Joe, who is finally accepting his lifelong homosexuality. Why is the play included in Magic Month? Well... Prior is also being visited by angels. Listen to the boys of No Script unravel Kushner's brilliant sense of imagery and try to understand his Continental Principalities.  

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Magic Month is here! Tune in all through October as Jackson and Jacob discuss four plays that involve supernatural elements. 

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We want to keep the conversation going! Have you read this play? Have you seen it? Comment and tell us your favorite themes, characters, plot points, etc. Did we get something wrong? Let us know. We'd love to hear from you. Find us on social media at: 

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Our theme song is “Upbeat Soda Pop” by Purple Planet Music. Credit as follows:

Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

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Logo Text: Paralines designed by Lewis Latham of http://lewislatham.co/

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Thanks so much for listening! We’ll see you next week.

No Script: The Podcast | S3 Episode 17: “Into the Woods” music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine

No Script: The Podcast | S3 Episode 17: “Into the Woods” music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine

October 21, 2019

What happens next? "Into the Woods" by Sondheim and James Lapine asks this question of some of our most popular fairy tales. What happens next in... Cinderalla's marriage to the Prince? Jack's life post-giant killing? Red Riding Hood's relationship to wolves after her narrow escape? These plots and many others converge into one rhapsodic collection of magical tales. This week on No Script, Jackson and Jacob go "into the woods" with many famous characters and try to find their way out again.  

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Magic Month is here! Tune in all through October as Jackson and Jacob discuss four plays that involve supernatural elements. 

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We want to keep the conversation going! Have you read this play? Have you seen it? Comment and tell us your favorite themes, characters, plot points, etc. Did we get something wrong? Let us know. We'd love to hear from you. Find us on social media at: 

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Our theme song is “Upbeat Soda Pop” by Purple Planet Music. Credit as follows:

Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

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Logo Text: Paralines designed by Lewis Latham of http://lewislatham.co/

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Thanks so much for listening! We’ll see you next week.

No Script: The Podcast | S3 Episode 16: “Prelude to a Kiss” by Craig Lucas

No Script: The Podcast | S3 Episode 16: “Prelude to a Kiss” by Craig Lucas

October 14, 2019

What if the body-switching plot found in popular movies like "Freaky Friday" were used in a romantic dramedy? Well, you'd get Craig Lucas' Pulitzer Prize-nominated "Prelude to a Kiss." As part of Magic Month, Jackson and Jacob explore this funny, poignant story about a newly-wed couple who find themselves in a wild, supernatural situation involving an old man. This week J&J examine Lucas' brilliantly specific characters and his mysterious magic system. 

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Magic Month is here! Tune in all through October as Jackson and Jacob discuss four plays that involve supernatural elements. 

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Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue. 

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We want to keep the conversation going! Have you read this play? Have you seen it? Comment and tell us your favorite themes, characters, plot points, etc. Did we get something wrong? Let us know. We'd love to hear from you. Find us on social media at: 

Email: noscriptpodcast@gmail.com

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/noscriptpodcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/noscriptpodcast/

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Our theme song is “Upbeat Soda Pop” by Purple Planet Music. Credit as follows:

Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

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Logo Text: Paralines designed by Lewis Latham of http://lewislatham.co/

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Thanks so much for listening! We’ll see you next week.

 

No Script: The Podcast | S3 Episode 15: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare

No Script: The Podcast | S3 Episode 15: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare

October 7, 2019

What happens when confused humans, wily fairies, and amateur actors all intersect in a dense forest? One hilarious evening. Such is the subject of Shakespeare's ever popular "A Midsummer Night's Dream." In the first week of "Magic Month," Jackson and Jacob dig through the Shakespearean comedy for its famous quotes, powerful themes, and... its magic!  

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Magic Month begins this week! Tune in all through October as Jackson and Jacob discuss four plays that involve supernatural elements. 

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Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue. 

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We want to keep the conversation going! Have you read this play? Have you seen it? Comment and tell us your favorite themes, characters, plot points, etc. Did we get something wrong? Let us know. We'd love to hear from you. Find us on social media at: 

Email: noscriptpodcast@gmail.com

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/noscriptpodcast/

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Our theme song is “Upbeat Soda Pop” by Purple Planet Music. Credit as follows:

Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

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Logo Text: Paralines designed by Lewis Latham of http://lewislatham.co/

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Thanks so much for listening! We’ll see you next week.

 

No Script: The Podcast | S3 Episode 14: “Milk Like Sugar” by Kirsten Greenidge

No Script: The Podcast | S3 Episode 14: “Milk Like Sugar” by Kirsten Greenidge

September 30, 2019

In her play "Milk like Sugar," Kirsten Greenidge take's the audience on a journey of perspective. The play follows three teenage girls who make a pregnancy pact, and the moral perspective that follows the three as they pursue the pact. Listen in as the boys of No Script take on this complicated, funny play. 

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Magic Month begins next week! Tune in all through October as Jackson and Jacob discuss four plays that involve supernatural elements. 

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Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue. 

https://www.patreon.com/noscriptpodcast

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We want to keep the conversation going! Have you read this play? Have you seen it? Comment and tell us your favorite themes, characters, plot points, etc. Did we get something wrong? Let us know. We'd love to hear from you. Find us on social media at: 

Email: noscriptpodcast@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/No-Script-The-Podcast-1675491925872541/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/noscriptpodcast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/noscriptpodcast/

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Our theme song is “Upbeat Soda Pop” by Purple Planet Music. Credit as follows:

Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

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Logo Text: Paralines designed by Lewis Latham of http://lewislatham.co/

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Thanks so much for listening! We’ll see you next week.

 

No Script: The Podcast | S3 Episode 13: “Dinner with Friends” by Donald Margulies

No Script: The Podcast | S3 Episode 13: “Dinner with Friends” by Donald Margulies

September 23, 2019

Winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Donald Margulies' play "Dinner with Friends" is a poignant look at how relationships (marriages and friendships) change over time. This week on No Script, listen in as Jackson and Jacob gush over Margulies' incredibly subtle character work. 

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Please consider supporting us on Patreon. For as low as $1/month, you can help to ensure the No Script Podcast can continue. 

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We want to keep the conversation going! Have you read this play? Have you seen it? Comment and tell us your favorite themes, characters, plot points, etc. Did we get something wrong? Let us know. We'd love to hear from you. Find us on social media at: 

Email: noscriptpodcast@gmail.com

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/noscriptpodcast/

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Our theme song is “Upbeat Soda Pop” by Purple Planet Music. Credit as follows:

Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

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Logo Text: Paralines designed by Lewis Latham of http://lewislatham.co/

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Thanks so much for listening! We’ll see you next week.