Susan and God

by  Rachel Crothers

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  5m, 6f

"While Susan and God is a gentle play that comes to old-fashioned conclusions, the journey is filled with authentic longing, joy, anger, frustration and grace, with the women in particular so alive, it's hard not to think that only a woman could have written them." - The Dallas Morning News

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 6f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Period
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

At a home in Connecticut, some couple friends gather for a relaxing weekend and for an announcement Susan Trexel has for them. She has just returned from Europe and while away on vacation has found God. Her newfound religion not only takes a toll on her friends as she critiques their lifestyles, but the plot comes to a head when we learn that she has been a non-existant figure in the life of her daughter and husband. Crothers play is part cocktail party comedy and part social critique that was eventually turned into a film in 1940 starring Joan Crawford.
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REVIEWS 

"While Susan and God is a gentle play that comes to old-fashioned conclusions, the journey is filled with authentic longing, joy, anger, frustration and grace, with the women in particular so alive, it's hard not to think that only a woman could have written them." - The Dallas Morning News, Read More

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
    Licensing available for professional groups only. Some restrictions apply.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Setting: Irene Burrough's home in Connecticut.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

5m, 6f
IRENE BURROUGHS
MICHAEL O'HARA
CHARLOTTE MARLEY
HUTCHINS STUBBS
LEONORA STUBBS
CLYDE ROCHESTER
SUSAN TREXEL
BARRIE TREXEL
BLOSSOM TREXEL
LEONTINE
LEEDS
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Authors

Rachel Crothers

Rachel Crothers

Susn and God premiered on Broadway at the Plymouth Theatre in October 1937.

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