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String Of Pearls - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

String Of Pearls

Michele Lowe

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy


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Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

Michele Lowe's radiant play explores the possibilities that open up in the lives of an array of women as they come into contact with a certain strand of pearls. While the pearls are stolen, bought, bestowed, unstrung and nearly lost, four actresses play 27 characters in this deeply moving drama that is as fresh as it is funny. On the eve of her granddaughter Amy's wedding, Beth asks to see the pearls she gave Amy's mother long ago. When Amy cannot produce them, Beth determines to find the pearls. She takes us back to the time when she received them and then gave them to her daughter, who passed them on to her dearest friend Ela who lost them one Sunday morning. Spanning 35 years, the pearls touch the lives of mothers and daughters, sisters and friends, even husbands and wives as they weave a deeply affecting story of love and loss. Area staging. Approximate running time: 1 hour, 40 minutes.
"HIGHLY SATISFYING HILARIOUS BLEND OF SEX, SATIRE, POIGNANCY AND ABSURDISM" —The New York Times "String of Pearls is a funny and moving tale of a fated necklace that changes the lives of over two dozen characters. Their stories twist and turn through a



Michele Lowe

Michele Lowe

Michele Lowe is the recipient of the 2010 Francesca Primus Prize for her play Inana(Denver Center Theatre). She was also a finalist for both the 2010 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for her plays Inanaand Victoria Musica(Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), which marks the first time in the award’s 33 year history that a playwright has been independently nominated for two plays in one season, and the ... view full profile

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