New York: Dramatists Play Service Inc., 1995. Small Octavo (7 5/8 x 5 1/4 inches; 195 x 130 m), , 104,  pages in yellow printed wrappers. SIGNED by Terrence McNally (1938-2020) in ink on the title page of this acting edition. A comedy featuring eight gay friends who hash out their passions, resentments, and fears over three summer weekends at a farmhouse in Dutchess County, New York. "Love! Valour! Compassion!" won the 1995 Tony Award for Best Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. The play opened Off Broadway in 1994 and then transferred to Broadway in 1995. "Mr. McNally hasn't written a play about gay people living straight lives. It's a comedy about some comparatively privileged gay people in a world whose problems are ultimately shared by everyone." (Vincent Canby, in an enthusiastic theatre review in The New York Times, February 15, 1995). Terrence McNally died on March 24, 2020, from complications from the coronavirus. He was 81 years old. One of America's greatest playwrights, he had won Tony awards for this play and "Master Class," as well as for the musicals "Ragtime" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman." Signed copies of "Love! Valour! Compassion!" are scarce to the market. Item #2222
CONDITION: Some soiling to the wrappers, light creasing to top edges of pages throughout, foxing to top edge. About Very Good.