Gwen and Gwen

by  Nancy Kiefer

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4f

"A powerful work that rivets viewers to their seats [...] Suspenseful drama at its finest [...] Emotions erupt like Mount Vesuvius." - Chagrin Herald Sun.

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Gwen and Gwen

by  Nancy Kiefer

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    4f

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Gwen has just been released from the home where she has been under psychiatric care. She is trying to re-establish her life, her identity, and her relationship with her estranged young children. After the social worker who has provided emotional support during the last year leaves her dingy apartment, a disturbing side of Gwen appears as a separate character. In a tour de force for two actresses, Gwen’s alter ego torments and goads her toward self-destruction. Spiced with dark humor, this psychological drama is a captivating evening of theatre.
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Reviews

"A powerful work that rivets viewers to their seats [...] Suspenseful drama at its finest [...] Emotions erupt like Mount Vesuvius." - Chagrin Herald Sun.

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

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  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Setting: A dingy, morbid one-room apartment, littered with garbage and debris. The set looks increasingly chaotic as the play progresses. The present.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

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  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
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Casting

4f
GWEN KESSLER - a woman in her mid-thirties; plain-looking and poorly dressed.
GWEN II - the physical opposite of Gwen; stylish, well-dressed and heavily made up.
ESTELLE REEVES - a social worker in her forties; she is physically nondescript and dresses very professionally.
MARY ROSE KESSLER - Gwen's mother; a plain, unstylish woman in her late sixties.
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female

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Authors

Nancy Kiefer

Nancy Kiefer

GWEN AND GWEN was first presented at the Mapleleaf Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio in November, 1988. It was directed by Steve Ritchey.

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