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Force of Nature - Full Length Play

Force of Nature

Steven Dietz

Full Length Play

5m, 4f

ISBN: 9780822218906

A play of extravagant romance and combustible desire, FORCE OF NATURE …

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A play of extravagant romance and combustible desire, FORCE OF NATURE brings together the "perfect couple"—Edward and Charlotte—with two persons from their past: a beautiful young woman and an older man, Edward's best friend. Beneath the placid exteriors of their lives, a storm is awakening—a rush of dangerous passions which shall alter their lives forever. Freely adapted from Goethe's Elective Affinities, FORCE OF NATURE is a lush, eloquent drama about the consequences of desire and the power of destiny.
"FORCE OF NATURE, the clever new play by the remarkably prolific Steven Dietz, is one of those savvy period adaptations that provides an erudite evening of old-fashioned theater, while simultaneously offering its audience a decent helping of contemporary relevance. This smart new take on Goethe's Elective Affinities should have a bright future across the country." —Variety. "Dietz's retelling [of Goethe's story] is nimble and theatrically fluent…a taut, thematically-honed exploration of the order of marriage versus the disorder of passions." —National Post (Canada).


5m, 4f

Steven Dietz

Steven Dietz

Steven Dietz's thirty-plus plays have been produced at regional theaters across the United States, as well as Off-Broadway. International productions of his work have been seen in England, Japan, Germany, France, Australia, Sweden, Russia, Slovenia, Argentina, Peru, Greece, Singapore, and South Africa. Recent plays include the widely-produced thriller, Yankee Tavern; the Steinberg Award finalist, ... view full profile

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