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Extraordinary Chambers - Full Length Play, Drama

Extraordinary Chambers

David Wiener

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Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573703690

When Carter, an American telecom executive, brings his wife Mara on a business trip to Cambodia, he never imagines that the ghosts of this beautiful country will find a way to haunt their lives.

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Docudrama/Historic

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - Flexible Set – 2 Locations: A hotel room, a villa in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Intense Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

The Ted Schmitt Award

WINNER! The LA Drama Critics Circle Ted Schmitt Award for the World Premiere of an Outstanding New Play 
WINNER! The American Conservatory Theatre New American Play Prize, 2010

When Carter, an American telecom executive, brings his wife Mara on a business trip to Cambodia, he never imagines that the ghosts of this beautiful country will find a way to haunt their lives. As business deals unravel and personal negotiations brim with political consequences, Carter and Mara become personally entangled with Khmer Rouge victims and perpetrators, and must decide if the salvation of one life is worth sacrificing justice for many. Genocide, complicity, greed, and love collide in this play that shines a light on the human experience and asks how far are we willing to go to survive?

REVIEWS

"A stunning fictional drama." – LA Splash, Read More

"Wiener's thoughtful drama has the flavor of a political thriller in a John Frankenheimer or Costa-Gavras vein. The nail-biting tension derives from an atmosphere of paranoia, as citizens still trying to recover from a history of unimaginable brutality live among suspected perpetrators of the atrocities." – Backstage, Read More

"Beautifully crafted… cleverly subversive, edgy drama that strikingly conveys the weight of history." – LAist, Read More


Extraordinary Chambers premiered at The Geffen Playhouse in 2011, under the direction of Pam MacKinnon.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Multicultural casting

MARA - Female, American, Late 30s
CARTER - Male, American, Late 30s
SOPOAN - Male, Khmer, 40s
DR. HENG - Male, Khmer, 60s
ROM CHANG - Female, Khmer 40s
Author
David Wiener

David Wiener

David Wiener’s play, Extraordinary Chambers, is the recipient of the ACT New Play Award, the LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Play, and Ovation! nominations for Playwriting and Best Production (Geffen Playhouse, Dir. Pam MacKinnon). Mr. Wiener is the author of eleven other plays including: Cassiopeia, Love Song of the Apocalypse, Blood Orange, System Wonderland, and the ... view full profile

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