Line (play)

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Line
Written byIsrael Horovitz
Date premieredNovember 11, 1967 (1967-11-11)
Place premieredLa MaMa
New York City[1]
Original languageEnglish
GenreOne-act playTheatre of the Absurd
 
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Line
Written byIsrael Horovitz
Date premieredNovember 11, 1967 (1967-11-11)
Place premieredLa MaMa
New York City[1]
Original languageEnglish
GenreOne-act playTheatre of the Absurd

Line is a 1967 one-act play by Israel Horovitz, his first play produced. It is an absurdist drama about 5 people waiting in line for an event (what event it is, is never made clear—several of the characters' stated expectations contradict the others). Each of the characters uses their wiles in an attempt to be first in line, getting more and more vicious as the play continues.

A revival of Line is the longest-running play in Manhattan and the longest-running Off-Off-Broadway show on the boards, having played continuously at the 13th Street Repertory Theater since 1974.[2][3]

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