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Read online Essential Self-Defense: A Play.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Essential Self-Defense: A Play In i Essential Self Defense i disgruntled misfit Yul Carroll takes a job as an attack dummy in a women s self defense class and finds himself mysteriously drawn to Sadie the repressed bookworm mercilessly honing her skills on him Meanwhile all s not well on the unassuming Midwestern streets of Bloggs with local children vanishing at an alarming rate our hero his lady friend and a motley assortment of poets butchers and punk librarians prepare to battle the darkness on the edge of town by Adam Rapp

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Essential Self-Defense: A Play
Title:Essential Self-Defense: A Play
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ISBN:0865479682
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Number of Pages:128
Category:plays, drama, theatre
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