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Outrageous Fortune - Full Length Play, Drama

Outrageous Fortune

Rose Franken

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Full Length Play, Drama

4m, 7f

ISBN: 9780573613524

"It is an exciting, almost breath-taking study presented with good taste, humane sentiment, artistic integrity, intellectual honesty and genuine high competence...It becomes a somber, disturbing slice of life." - New York World-Telegram

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Period

Time Period - 1940s / WWII

Settings Of Play - The living room of the Harris' shore home near New York

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

Produced on Broadway, this play by the author of Another Language and Claudia, caused critics to say: "She has spoken passionately and eloquently about the deep springs of human behavior and feeling," and "Here is a piece that reveals the first genuine writing to be found in any new play this season." George Jean Nathan called it, "The best play of the season."

The locale of the play is the near-to-New York home of Bert Harris, a wealthy Jewish man, a good provider, and devoted to his family and his wife Madeline. Bert is conservative, proud of his race. His searching, rebellious and unhappy wife is in love with a young violinist. His younger brother, though engaged to an attractive girl, is gay. Into this disturbed household comes Crystal Grainger, a glamorous and notorious woman. In the course of three acts the playwright shows the influence of this strange, wise and understanding woman upon the lives of these people. The play ends with Crystal's death from heart failure. She has opened Bert's eyes and she has made her plea for tolerance.

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"It is an exciting, almost breath-taking study presented with good taste, humane sentiment, artistic integrity, intellectual honesty and genuine high competence...It becomes a somber, disturbing slice of life." - New York World-Telegram


Outrageous Fortune premiered at the Forty-Eighth Street Theatre in New York City in November 1943 under the direction of Rose Franken.

Characters

CASTING

4m, 7f

MRS. HARRIS 
DR. ANDREW GOLDSMITH 
MADELEINE HARRIS 
MARY 
BERT HARRIS 
JULIAN HARRIS

KITTY 
BARRY HAMILTON 
CRYSTAL GRAINGER
CYNTHIA
GERTRUDE
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