Play directory : Every Good Boy Deserves Favour

Welcome to the Mandy Crew USA Plays Directory.

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other Mandy Crew USA members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Tom Stoppard
  • Overview
    The play concerns a dissident, Alexander Ivanov, who is imprisoned in a Soviet mental hospital, from which he will not be released until he admits that his statements against the government were caused by a (non-existent) mental disorder. In the hospital he shares a cell with a genuinely disturbed schizophrenic, also called Ivanov, who believes himself to have a symphony orchestra under his command. Alexander receives visits from the Doctor and from a Colonel in the KGB. Meanwhile, his son, Sacha, is seen in a school classroom with a teacher who attempts to convince him of the genuineness of his father's illness.