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Look Away - Full Length Play, Drama

Look Away

Jerome Kilty, Justin G. Turner, Linda Levitt Turner

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Full Length Play, Drama

2f

ISBN: 9780573630132

Based on Mary Todd Lincoln: Her Life and Letters by Justin G. Turner and Linda Levitt Turner
Geraldine Page and Maya Angelou took the leading roles on Broadway in Look Away, a compelling theatrical duet set in an insane asylum on Mrs. Lincoln's last night of residence, imagining she is once more at home in the White House and that her seamstress is with her. Elizabeth Keckley, who…

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Time Period - Victorian (British and American), 19th Century

Settings Of Play - The Bellevue Hospital for Insane Persons, Batavia, Illinois during the last night of Mary Lincoln's stay there. June 14, 1875. Ten years after President Lincoln's assassination and the night before the sanity hearing which was to judge Mrs. Lincoln "returned to reason." The play takes place during the course of that one night.

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TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

Geraldine Page and Maya Angelou took the leading roles on Broadway in Look Away, a compelling theatrical duet set in an insane asylum on Mrs. Lincoln's last night of residence, imagining she is once more at home in the White House and that her seamstress is with her. Elizabeth Keckley, who wrote a book about her experiences, is the companion and a pillar of strength and wisdom to her irascible and often difficult friend who rants about the mistreatment accorded her by a penurious Senate and by her one surviving son who lobbied for her commitment.
LOOK AWAY was first presented at the Playhouse Theatre in New York City on January 7, 1973. It was directed by Rip Torn.
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CASTING

2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Female

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

MARY LINCOLN - the widow of Abraham Lincoln. A genteel Southern lady who is fifty-six at the time of the play.
ELIZABETH KECKLEY - a black woman, indomitable, an ex-slave. She is of an indeterminate middle age.
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N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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