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Shadow Box, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Shadow Box, The

Michael Cristofer

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Full Length Play, Drama

5m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573616136

Winner! 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Winner! 1977 Tony® Award for Best Play

"An important, touching and courageous play...Triumphantly turns up...Cristofer writes with the compassion of the undamned. An extraordinarily good Broadway play wi…

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Time Period - Contemporary, 1970s

Settings Of Play - The play takes place in three cottages on the grounds of a large hospital.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Cutting Approved for Competition, UIL Approved, Competition or audition material

Interior Set

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Tony, Pulitzer, From Broadway

Winner! 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Winner! 1977 Tony® Award for Best Play
In this compelling dramatic triptych, three terminal cancer patients dwell in separate cottages on a hospital's grounds. The three are attended and visited by family and close friends: Agnes and her mother Felicity, estranged further by the latter's dementia; Brian and Beverly, whose marital complications are exacerbated by Brian's new lover, Mark; and Joe and Maggie, unready for the strain of Joe's impending death and its effect on their teenage son.
"An important, touching and courageous play...Triumphantly turns up...Cristofer writes with the compassion of the undamned. An extraordinarily good Broadway play with meaty roles for actors." - The New York Times

"Thunders with life." - ABC TV

"By far the finest play of the New York season, beautifully realized drama of sensitive perceptions often as funny as it is moving." - Washington Post

"Extraordinary. An overwhelming emotional experience. Truly startling and in its uncompromising way, very funny." - Boston Globe

The Shadow Box opened on March 31, 1977 at the Morosco Theatre in New York.
Characters

CASTING

5m, 4f

COTTAGE ONE:
JOE
MAGGIE 
STEVE

COTTAGE TWO:
BRIAN
MARK
BEVERLY

COTTAGE THREE:
FELICITY
AGNES

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Other Michael Cristofer titles:

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Reviews
David Horton 5/9/2016 1:55 PM
This was an excellent drama.  Great characters, some intense scenes, good pacing.  The concept of three separate stories about terminally ill patients was very strong and had a great, thought-provoking ending.
Therin Gower 2/3/2016 3:02 PM
This profound play explores a deep topic with humour and affirmation of life. It is brilliantly written, with great parts for an age range of actors. including four wonderful women's parts.

On a practical level, it is great for community theatre groups because most scenes involve only 2 or 3 people, so it is easier to find rehearsal times and venues, and it can be staged with a very minimal set if desired.

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