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Living Room in Africa - Full Length Play, Drama

Living Room in Africa

Bathsheba Doran

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Full Length Play, Drama

4m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573663451

"Ms. Doran has mapped out a situation worthy of a Conrad or Naipul novel." - The New York Times

"Bathsheba Doran's direct, thought-provoking Living Room in Africa aims to shine the flickering light of Western attention on the so-called Dark Continent, and especially on the suffering wrought there by AIDS." -Time Out New York"

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$9.95
: Acting Edition

Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - Africa

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Childhood friends, Edward and Marie, have moved to a village in Africa while Edward is setting up a museum there with money from the West. Within weeks it becomes apparent that they have moved to an area devastated by AIDS. Questions about their own personal and political responsibilities become impossible to ignore and as Edward becomes increasingly anxious to leave, Marie makes the unexpected decision to stay there without him. When news of Edward's imminent departure reaches Anthony, the African contractor for the gallery, he goes to beg Edward, for the last time, to help him escape to America, forcing the couple into a final analysis of what their experience in Africa means to them, and what they mean to each other.
"Ms. Doran has mapped out a situation worthy of a Conrad or Naipul novel." - The New York Times"Bathsheba Doran's direct, thought-provoking Living Room in Africa aims to shine the flickering light of Western attention on the so-called Dark Continent, and especially on the suffering wrought there by AIDS." -Time Out New York"Definitely a writer worth watching, starting with this play." - CurtainUp"Doran is a terrific playwright who never resorts to sermonizing. Moreover, her attention to character and detail is excellent." -TheaterMania
Characters

CASTING

4m, 3f

MARIE - late twenties/early thirties
EDWARD - late twenties/ early thirties
MARK -  mid twenties
ANTHONY - mid twenties
NSUGO - late twenties/early thirties
MICHAEL LEE - early sixties


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Bathsheba Doran

Bathsheba Doran

Bathsheba Doran’s play THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX received its world premiere at Lincoln Center this spring under the direction of Sam Gold, starring Diane Lane and Tony Shalhoub. Her critically acclaimed play KIN received its world premiere in spring 2011 at Playwrights Horizons, directed by Sam Gold. Her play PARENTS’ EVENING premiered at The Flea Theater, directed by Jim Simpson; and her play ... view full profile

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