Full Length Play, Comedy / 2m, 2f
Claiming that she is tired of love, an aging but still beautiful poet from the American South who now lives on the coast of France has decided to give away her young lover. But how can this be? Her goddaughter thinks she has actually fallen in love with a local fisherman while her dashing friend.
"Pretty women, pretty men, pretty words...Marsha Norman's Last Dance [is] a play that suggests that if loveliness is not next to godliness, it is at least kind of divine." - The New York Times
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: A sun-washed house on a cliff on the southern coast of France.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
CHARLOTTE - a beautiful woman in her late forties.
CAB - Charlotte's lover, also beautiful. In his late twenties. A poet.
GEORGEANNE - Charlotte's goddaughter. In her late twenties. Pale and shy, but not without resources. Also a poet.
RANDALL DELLAMAR - Charlotte's friend, a professor of herpetology in Savannah. Grand and sly and very entertaining.
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
- Parts for Senior Actors
Charlotte and her guests are well-born, highly educated Southerners. Their accents are soft and sensual. They are gracious in nature and bearing.
Last Dance premiered at Manhattan Theatre Club's Stage II in June 2003 under the direction of Lynne Meadow.