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Bridegroom of Blowing Rock, The - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Bridegroom of Blowing Rock, The

Catherine Trieschmann

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

3m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573628405

Winner! L. Arnold Weissberger Award

"Trieschmann's script is excellent...several scenes approach transcendence." - Broward Palm Beach New Times

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

Fables/Folktales, Period

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

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Gun Shots, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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.
Characters

CASTING

3m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

ELSA FARTHING - Mother; hard mountain woman.
LAUREL FARTHING - 20s; Daughter; born blind.
JACOB FARTHING - late 20s; second born son; ragged from war.
MAIZEY HOPEWELL - 20s; older sister; cheerful; pretty.
BITTY HOPEWELL - late teens; younger sister and charmer of snakes; tomboy.
PASTOR BURNS - 30s; man of lost faith.
THE BRIDEGROOM - 20s-30s; a Union raider and teller of stories.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Catherine Trieschmann

Catherine Trieschmann

Catherine Trieschmann’s plays include The Bridegroom of Blowing Rock, Crooked, How the World Began, Hot Georgia Sunday, and The Most Deserving. Her work has been produced Off-Broadway at the Women’s Project, the Bush Theatre (London), Out of Joint at the Arcola Theatre (London), South Coast Repertory, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, the New Theatre (Sydney), Florida Stage, the Summer Play Festival, ... view full profile

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