The Arrest

by  Lucienne Hill

Full Length Play, Drama  /  7m, 5f

In a seedy, decadent kind of Grand Hotel are gathered a number of has beens. These include a man and a young man, a young married man and his wife, a band leader and the pianist he's sleeping with (when her son isn't spying on them), a policeman and others. Then Anouilh turns magician and starts tur…

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In a seedy, decadent kind of Grand Hotel are gathered a number of has beens. These include a man and a young man, a young married man and his wife, a band leader and the pianist he's sleeping with (when her son isn't spying on them), a policeman and others. Then Anouilh turns magician and starts turning time inside out. Suddenly, the young married woman becomes a grandmother the devastating mistress of the prince with whom the young married man runs off turns out to be a stinking slattern with thirty two cats and the time warp takes place with the other characters too. Revelations abound as a result. A play of splendid style and devastating aesthetic truth.
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Lucienne Hill

Lucienne Hill (1923 - 2012) became well-known for her for her translations of French dramatist Jean Anouilh. After a brief career as an actress of stage and screen, she was nominated for a Tony Award for her translation of The Waltz of the Toreadors, and won one in 1961 for the Broadway production of Anouilh's Becket. ...

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