The Last Leaf (Ekstrom)

by  O. Henry, Peter Ekstrom

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

This tells of two impoverished young women, Sue and Johnsy, struggling to become established artists in Greenwich Village, New York, in 1905 and how their aspirations are threatened when one is stricken with pneumonia. Published in An O. Henry Christmas.

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The Last Leaf (Ekstrom)

by  O. Henry Peter Ekstrom

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    2m, 2f

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This tells of two impoverished young women, Sue and Johnsy, struggling to become established artists in Greenwich Village, New York, in 1905 and how their aspirations are threatened when one is stricken with pneumonia. A combination of faith, prayer and strong chicken broth turns the tide, but not before a life allows itself to be selflessly given up in place of another. With The Gift of the Magi forms the double bill An O. Henry Christmas.
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  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo

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What's She Like?
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Let's Drink, A Toast!
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I Want To Paint the Bay of Naples
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The Last Leaf
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Tomorrow, When You're Feeling Well Again
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Come to My Humble Abode
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I'm a Failure in Art
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Listen to the Wind
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How the Wind Howled
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2m, 2f
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1 Piano/Conductor Score
4 Vocal Chorus Books

Clarinet
Harp
Cello

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Authors

O. Henry

O. Henry

Peter Ekstrom

PETER EKSTROM was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up in nearby Painesville. He received a B.A. from Antioch College in 1973. Five years later he went down the Mississippi on a raft from St. Louis to New Orleans with the Otrabanda Troupe, stopping to do shows in 32 towns along the way. For Actors T ...

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