Lot's Daughters

by  Rebecca Basham

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 4f

This character driven three act drama explores Christian dogma and its historical repression of homosexuals. Using the Biblical story of Lot and his family who are forced to flee Sodom as a metaphor, the play is the story of two young women who fall in love with each other during the summer of 1944.…

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Lot's Daughters

by  Rebecca Basham

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This character driven three act drama explores Christian dogma and its historical repression of homosexuals. Using the Biblical story of Lot and his family who are forced to flee Sodom as a metaphor, the play is the story of two young women who fall in love with each other during the summer of 1944. Gertie and Susanna are left behind in eastern Kentucky when Gertie's brother, Susanna's new husband, leaves the mountains of Appalachia to serve his country. Set in a region where it is difficult to be gay/lesbian today and was almost impossible sixty years ago, Lot's Daughters dramatizes ideas of sexuality in a historical context.
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  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII

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Rebecca Basham

Rebecca Basham received an MFA in Dramatic Writing from the University of New Orleans in 2001. She has won the Michael Kanin National Playwriting Award, William Morris Award, Jane Chambers National Playwriting Award and the Sundance Award for her stage play, Lot's Daughters, as well as the "Sa ...

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