The White Whore and the Bit Player

by  Tom Eyen

Short Play, Dark Comedy  /  2f

"A scorching death rattle, the last symphonic outcry of a soiled, sequined soul." - The New York Times

Read more +

The White Whore and the Bit Player

by  Tom Eyen

License Estimator

Use this tool for cost estimates based on your specific needs.

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Experimental

Additional Info

This play about one woman, before and after she made it, takes place in the room of a washed up image (like Monroe or Harlow) in a sanitarium run by the Franciscans. Spiritually she imagines herself to be a nun while physically she is the whore the world saw. In the seconds before she dies, a suicide by strangulation on her wall cross, her life flashes by. Once she knows she is going to die her reaction is - to live.

Read more +

Reviews

REVIEWS

"A scorching death rattle, the last symphonic outcry of a soiled, sequined soul." - The New York Times

Considerations

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Setting: The sanitarium room of a famous image; the ten seconds between the act of suicide and the actual physical surrender of the body.

Casting

2f
WHORE
BIT PLAYER
See all +

Resources

More

Authors

Tom Eyen

Tom Eyen

First presented at La MaMa on August 28, 1964.

Now Playing

Community Experiences