She Talks to Beethoven
Short Play, Drama / 1m, 1f
After the sudden and mysterious disappearance of Suzanne Alexander's husband, she seeks solace in the spirit of the composer Ludwig van Beethoven, whose letters she has been studying.
"To many, Ms. Kennedy has blended the surreal and the social to invent a new dramatic form." - The New York Times
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- Intense Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: 1960s, 18th Century
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Setting: Accra, Ghana, in 1961, soon after independence.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
SUZANNE ALEXANDER - A Writer
The music in the piece should equal in length with the text. Anonymous diary entries are from actual sources.
- Multicultural casting
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She Talks to Beethoven was first produced by River Arts in Woodstock, New York, and directed by Clinton Turner Davis in June 1989.