Applause BooksThe Applause Best Plays Yearbook was started by Burns Mantle in 1919 and has appeared every year since then, becoming the standard reference book for American Theater. This volume features synposes and excerpts for the ten best plays of the 1989-1990 season, including: City of Angels * Grand Hotel * Grapes of Wrath * The Loman Family Picnic * Love Letters * My Children My Africa * Once on This Island * The Piano Lesson * Prelude to a Kiss * Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll. This value-packed volume also includes Al Hirschfeld's complete gallery of the theater season as well as essays and statistics about the season around the United States, the Off-Off-Broadway season, the various awards, and more. Also includes lots of photos from the productions.