Time Period - Present Day
Settings Of Play - A dingy, morbid one-room apartment, littered with garbage and debris. The set looks increasingly chaotic as the play progresses. The present.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Gwen has just been released from the home where she has been under psychiatric care. She is trying to re-establish her life, her identity, and her relationship with her estranged young children. After the social worker who has provided emotional support during the last year leaves her dingy apartment, a disturbing side of Gwen appears as a separate character. In a tour de force for two actresses, Gwen’s alter ego torments and goads her toward self-destruction. Spiced with dark humor, this psychological drama is a captivating evening of theatre.
"A powerful work that rivets viewers to their seats [...] Suspenseful drama at its finest [...] Emotions erupt like Mount Vesuvius." - Chagrin Herald Sun.
GWEN AND GWEN was first presented at the Mapleleaf Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio in November, 1988. It was directed by Steve Ritchey.