Full Length Play
Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century
Settings Of Play - Institutional enclosures: counseling room, office, ultrasound room, audio booth, zoo.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Cutting Approved for Competition, Scene work
Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
WINNER - 10 Best Plays of 2011, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Brodie, a gifted linguist, learns unsettling news about the baby she carries. Unable to get comfort from her girlfriend, she finds it in the two least likely sources imaginable: the elderly speaker of a vanishing language…and a gorilla at the zoo. Madeleine George’s irreverent and charming new play reveals the beauty and the limits of human language.
"A crisp, fast-moving, tough-minded but often comic play about love, language, memory, culture and commitment." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"Just sit in your chair and let George's ideas and words flood over you and raise you up. Her use of language is at the same time incredibly economic and hugely expansive." - Pittsburgh City Paper
"An 80-minute little gem that makes a big impression." - San Francisco Chronicle
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Precious Little was first produced in June 2009, as part of the Summerworks series, by Clubbed Thumb, under artistic director Maria Striar, where it was directed by Hal Brooks. The play received its Chicago premiere in March 2011 by Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, where it was produced by Tara Mallen and Mary Cross and directed by Julieanne Ehre. The play was subsequently produced in April 2011 by City Theatre in Pittsburgh, under artistic director Tracy Brigden, directed by Tracy Brigden, and in August 2012 by Shotgun Players in Berkeley, under artistic director Patrick Dooley, where it was directed by Marissa Wolf.