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(Applause Books). Comical, offbeat, poignant, and fresh, The Best Plays of 2014 presents six of the most original plays of the year in a single volume selected by renowned editor Lawrence Harbison. * The Country House , a comedy about a deeply dramatic family, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies. * Dinner with the Boys , an offbeat, dark comedy by Dan Lauria about some old-time wise guys who want to have a good Italian meal and a few laughs and tie up some loose ends before dessert. * Mala Hierba by Tanya Saracho, inspired by Latin American culture, which pits human yearnings against the power of culturally predetermined obligations. * Based on real events, Our Lady of Kibeho by Katori Hall was hailed as the "most important new play of the year!" by Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal . * When January Feels Like Summer by Cori Thomas presents five lives colliding as a feeling of change hums in the air during one strangely warm winter in Central Harlem. * Year of the Rooster ( New York Times Critics' Pick) by Eric Dufault a fiercely comic play about cockfighting, connections, and clawing your way to the top.