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Early Frost - Short Play, Drama

Early Frost

Douglass Parkhirst

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Short Play, Drama

5f

ISBN: 9780573632334

First presented on NBC. A tender yet gripping story of two sisters, Hannah and Louise, who live in an old house.

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Description

Short Play

Drama

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - A gloomy, shadow attic.

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First presented on NBC. A tender yet gripping story of two sisters, Hannah and Louise, who live in an old house. Hannah has been considered peculiar ever since childhood, when a missing playmate was believed carried off by gypsies. When Alice, the sisters' niece, comes to live with them, Hannah insists that she is the missing child. While playing in the attic, Alice is visited by a strange illusion, which almost leads her to solve the mystery of fifty years ago. Hannah, fearing her long guarded secret will be discovered, tries to silence the girl. It is this tense cat and mouse game between the two that brings the play to a startling climax and affords the actors an opportunity for skillful playing, while holding the audience spellbound.


Premiered on NBC Television Network in May 1952.
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5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Female

LOUISE - a warm, pleasant, attractive woman of sixty
HANNAH - her sister, somewhat older
ALICE
- a sensitive, pretty twelve-year-old
LYDIA
- fragile, very pale, extremely pretty -- also twelve
MRS. CLAYTON
- a young, sympathetic social worker
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Monika Sanchez 9/6/2017 3:56 PM
This play really lends itself for a lot of interesting magic tricks and set design. The story flows well but there is some repetition and some conflicting ideas that occur in the writing(nothing  a little cutting can cure). My run time was 21 mins after cutting. Really recommend this play.

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