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Crossing - Short Play, Drama

Crossing

Reza de Wet, Steven Stead

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Short Play, Drama

1m, 3f

ISBN: 9781840021455

Two sisters, one severe and straight, the other hunch backed but beautiful, run a guest house on the bank of a remote, mighty river. They consider it their sacred duty to warn travelers of the river's danger in flood, offer shelter and bury those drowned, giving each a named white cross.  Published in Reza de Wet Plays One with Missing and Miracle.

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Description

Short Play

Drama

Time Period - 1950s, 1930s

Settings Of Play - The play takes place in the early spring of 1930 and 1910, in the parlor of a large house in the bank of a river in the north of South Africa.

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Two sisters, one severe and straight, the other hunch backed but beautiful, run a guest house on the bank of a remote, mighty river. They consider it their sacred duty to warn travelers of the river's danger in flood, offer shelter and bury those drowned, giving each a named white cross. Otherwise the spirits of the dead haunt them. On a stormy night in 1930, the sisters hold a seance to discover the name of a spirit who is annoying them, but the quest leads to a surprising flashback and an unexpected liberation.
Crossing was first produced at Nico Arena Theatre, Cape Town, on October 22nd 1995.
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1m, 3f

HERMIEN, respectively fifty and thirty years old. Tall and gaunt with colorless hair. Her appearance changes over the course of the play.

SUSSIE, respectively fifty and thirty years old. Shorter than Hermien with a prominent hump. She has full lips, large eyes, and long hair. Her appearance changes over the course of the play.

MAESTRO, between forty and fifty years old. A tall man with dark hair and deeply piercing eyes. He has a strong magnetic presence and a deep seductive voice.

EZMERELDA, fragile, doll-like young girl with an abundance of ringlets tumbling over her shoulders and down her back. Her eyes are large, her cupid-bow mouth is red and there are two red patches on her cheeks.

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