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Pay the Writer is a sophisticated comedy drama that delves into the dynamics of a unique forty-year long friendship between a gay literary agent and a world-renowned African American novelist. Heartrending and hilarious, the show follows the complicated personal and professional lives of the two men while also providing an insider’s view of the crazy, maddening, and often side-splitting world of writers and the publishing industry. Witty in dealing with egos and frailties, the play is also wise and sympathetic in its portrayal of an unlikely relationship that began at a time when both men were rejected by society and how together they survived prejudice, heartbreak, and a few bad reviews.