The Old Maid

by  Zoë Akins

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5m, 9f

Winner! 1935 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Set in the epoch of the early American 19th century, this insightful drama chronicles the efforts of an "old maid" Charlotte Lovell, to win the affections of her illegitimate daughter. Later a classic Hollywood tearkjerker starring Bette Davis.

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The Old Maid

by  Zoë Akins

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 9f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Period
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Pulitzer, From Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Set in the epoch of the early American 19th century, this insightful drama chronicles the efforts of an "old maid" Charlotte Lovell, to win the affections of her illegitimate daughter. Later a classic Hollywood tearkjerker starring Bette Davis.
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Accolades

  • Winner! 1935 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Victorian (British and American)
  • Setting: Several loactions in New York City.

Casting

5m, 9f
DELIA LOVELL
CHARLOTTE LOVELL
MRS. MINGOTT
CLEMENTINA
JAMES RALSTON
JOSEPH RALSTON
LANNING HALSY
JOHN HALSEY
DELIA HALSEY
NORA
MRS. JEANINE MEADE
TINA - 5 years old
SUSAN
TOMMY
BENNY
BRIDGET
SERVANT
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Authors

Zoë Akins

Zoë Akins (October 30, 1886 – October 29, 1958) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright, poet, and author. Her first major dramatic work was Papa, written in 1914. The comedy failed, but she continued to write. She followed early failure with The Magical City and Declassé ...

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The Old Maid premiered on Broadway in January 1935 under the direction of Guthrie McClintic.

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