by Elizabeth Stearns, Kathy Kahn, Clint Ballard, Jr.
Full Length Play, Drama / 7f
"Not only a powerful play but a work of art which is entitled to stand... as a classic and artistic documentation of the generations and the grossness of life in Appalachia." - Meriden Morning Record and Journal.
Reviews"Not only a powerful play but a work of art which is entitled to stand... as a classic and artistic documentation of the generations and the grossness of life in Appalachia." - Meriden Morning Record and Journal.
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Optional Music/Media Fee: $15 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Setting: The recent past. Here and now.
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
SIDDY LONG - 65-85 years old. From Harlan County, Kentucky. She is combative, witty resilient and creative; a "song" writer steeped in the union movement of the southeast Kentucky miners.
SHARLEEN WHITENOUR - 25-35 years-old. From Knucklesville, Georgia. Attractive, outgoing and with a deep need to belong. She is a co-worker with Denise and Ada in the "sewing" factory.
JEWEL ROYCE BALLARD - 45-55 years-old. From Hendersonville, North Carolina. Former mill worker, raised in the mill village. She is gregarious, a "scrapper" with a good sense of humor and self. She is extroverted and candid.
BETTY JO COLLINS - 35-45 years old. Living in "over the Rhine" but expatriated from Kentucky, she is slightly naive, sometimes shy; like th eother women, she is a survivor.
ADA OWINGS - 40-50 years old. From Copperhill, Tennessee, Ada is Denise's peer in the factory and her childhood friend. Ada is a large, comfortable, "Juno-esque" woman: dogged, deeply religous and not very bright.
DENISE WHITTAKER BRADSHAW - 40-50 years old. Born and raised in Macaysville, Georgia. She is a former factory worker and is now the leader in her own "sewing" factory. She is quiet, plain spoken and keeps a low profile.
- All Female
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