Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - American Civil War Era
Settings Of Play -
Blowing Rock, North Carolina 1864-1865. The Farthing Porch - the front of a small, weathered log cabin; The Fields; The Cave; The Barn; The Church.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Cutting Approved for Competition, Monologues, Scene work, UIL Approved, Competition or audition material
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Gun Shots, Mild Adult Themes
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Outdoor
Winner! L. Arnold Weissberger Award
Set at the end of the Civil War in a town with split loyalties, this play weaves humor and mythology into a story about women who must find ways to keep hearth and home together in the absence of "full bodied" men. Focus is on the fracture that occurs in one family when a blind daughter is seduced by a Union raider with extraordinary storytelling abilities, much to the dismay of her staunchly Confederate mother.
"Catherine Trieschmann's The Bridegroom of Blowing Rock celebrates the transportive, seductive power of storytelling even as the playwright spins her own tale of life in the North Carolina mountains at the ragged end of the Civil War." - The Miami Herald
"Trieschmann's script is excellent...several scenes approach transcendence." - Broward Palm Beach New Times
The Bridegroom of Blowing Rock premiered at Florida Stage on January 31, 2009.