Second Lady

by  M. Kilburg Reedy

Short Play, Drama  /  1f

"The debut of a promising playwright." - The New York Times

"A searing and soaring experience." - Hollywood Reporter

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Originally seen Off Broadway starring Judith Ivey, this remarkable play has been applauded in theatres nationally and internationally, including in an award winning Los Angeles production and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Ideal for an actress in her forties or fifties, Second Lady is a powerful 70 minute performance piece about a fictional political wife. She has mislaid her prepared remarks and must draw on her experiences and recollections to fulfill a speaking engagement on behalf of her husband. Her stories become more and more personal as she peels away rationalizations and justifications she has accumulated over the years and confronts the truths of her life and marriage. Published with Astronaut and Fairytale Romance in Second Lady and Other Ladies.
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"The debut of a promising playwright." - The New York Times

"A searing and soaring experience." - Hollywood Reporter

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M. Kilburg Reedy

M. Kilburg Reedy is an award-winning playwright and a songwriter whose best-known play, Second Lady, was originally produced off-Broadway starring Judith Ivey. Second Lady has been seen in Los Angeles (Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Leading Performance and 3 Drama-Logue Awards, including one for Writing), t ...

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