The Last Act Is a Solo

by  Robert Anderson

Short Play, Drama  /  2m, 1f

Laura Cunningham, once a star, lives amid costumes, props and memories of her career. Too frail to act, she remains fiercely independent and resists her nephew's attempts to move her to the country where she can be cared for. In fact, she has an interview that very afternoon with a director. Olympia…

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The Last Act Is a Solo

by  Robert Anderson

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    2m, 1f
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    • Senior

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Laura Cunningham, once a star, lives amid costumes, props and memories of her career. Too frail to act, she remains fiercely independent and resists her nephew's attempts to move her to the country where she can be cared for. In fact, she has an interview that very afternoon with a director. Olympia Dukakis, Edward Herrmann and Gavin MacLeod starred in a broadcast on Arts & Entertainment Network. This haunting, beautiful play by one of America's foremost playwrights will amuse and move any audience.
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  • Senior Theatre

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Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson, who has been described as the "dramatist of loneliness," was one of America’s major playwrights to chronicle mid-century American life. Anderson was born in New York City in 1917 and received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harvard University, where he began writing for the stage. His plays ...

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