The Old Ladies

by  Rodney Ackland

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3f

This play was produced at the Booth Theatre in New York City, under the title "Night in the House." In a tumble down house, three poor old ladies live out their lives in an imaginary past. One lives in hopes that her boy will return; another, a spinster, exists only on tragic memories; while the th…

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The Old Ladies

by  Rodney Ackland

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This play was produced at the Booth Theatre in New York City, under the title "Night in the House." In a tumble down house, three poor old ladies live out their lives in an imaginary past. One lives in hopes that her boy will return; another, a spinster, exists only on tragic memories; while the third, a positive evil genius, frightens the spinster to death, The play succeeds in creating an extraordinary atemosphere of thrills and suspense, and is essentially a subtle bit of pure drama.
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  • All Female

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Rodney Ackland

Rodney Ackland (5/18/1908 – 12/6/1991) was an English playwright, actor, theatre director and screenwriter. He was educated at Balham Grammar School in London. In his 16th year he made his first stage appearance at the Gate Theatre Studio, playing Medvedieff in Gorky's The Lower Depths and later studied acting at the C ...

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