Haiku

by  Kate Snodgrass

Short Play, Drama  /  3f

Though severely retarded, Louise is at brief intervals miraculously "normal" and sometimes so super normal that she speaks in beautiful haiku poetry. When an older daughter visits, she refuses to believe that her Louise composed the extraordinary poems.

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This sublimely beautiful play won the Heidemann Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Though severely retarded, Louise is at brief intervals miraculously "normal" and sometimes so super normal that she speaks in beautiful haiku poetry. Her mother has published the poems under her own name. When an older daughter visits, she refuses to believe that her Louise composed the extraordinary poems.

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  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

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Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Setting: A living room.

Casting

3f
NELL - 50's, mother of Louise and Billie
LOUISE - 20's-30's, Nell's youngest daughter
BILLIE - 30's, Nell's oldest daughter
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Kate Snodgrass

Kate Snodgrass

First produced at Philadelphia Theatre Company's new play project STAGES on April 28 and 29, 1989.

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