Full Length Play
Time Period - 1970s
Settings Of Play - A small decrepit beach house on Cape Cod.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Cutting Approved for Competition, Monologues, Scene work
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Intense Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
This fine work in the Pendragon cycle of plays enjoyed a sold out,
critically acclaimed production at the world famous Oregon Shakespeare
Festival. The play is set in a beach bungalow. The young man who lives
there has pulled a lost young woman from the ocean. Soon, she finds
herself trapped in his life and torn between her need to come to rest
somewhere and her certainty that all human relationships turn eventually
into nightmares. The struggle between his tolerant and gently ironic
approach to life and her strategy of suspicion and attack becomes a kind
of war about love and creation which neither can afford to lose. This
is an offbeat, wonderful love story.
First produced at the Theatre Barn at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in the spring of 1974, directed by Marya Bednerik. In the summer of 1984, the play was produced in the Black Swan Theatre at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, directed by Dennis Bigelow.