A Noble Failure is a play about the human costs and societal ramifications resulting from the privatization of public education.
An excerpt from A Noble Failure
ROSALYN: My point is that I’ve lived through a lot of change over the years—new tools, toys, and policies. And what I’ve become increasingly aware of and concerned with is what stays the same. The human capability to be both wondrous and asinine—that little perch of humanity wedged between the indifference of the gods and the bestiality of the animals. That’s the place in which literature—great literature— rests, don’t you think?
About the Author
Susan Mach has an MA in Playwriting from Boston University. Her plays have been produced by Theatre for the New City in New York, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Portland Repertory Theatre, Icaras Theatre Ensemble, Artists Repertory Theatre, and Third Rail Repertory Theatre. She teaches writing and literature at Clackamas Community College.
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