The Cradle Song

by  John Garrett Underhill, G. Martinez Sierra

Full Length Play  /  4m, 10f

This popular and appealing college and little theatre play tells the story of a child brought to a convent and of the extraordinary change in the lives of the nuns wrought by the presence of the infant. The child grows to young womanhood and the nuns lavish upon her all the tenderness which is usually absent from the lives of those who have dedicated themselves to God.

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    4m, 10f
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This popular and appealing college and little theatre play tells the story of a child brought to a convent and of the extraordinary change in the lives of the nuns wrought by the presence of the infant. The child grows to young womanhood and the nuns lavish upon her all the tenderness which is usually absent from the lives of those who have dedicated themselves to God. At last the girl falls in love and leaves the home which has been made for her. Within this simple framework the author has told a charming, amusing and pathetic story with Spanish grace and a delicate touch. The play is ideal for schools, colleges, little theaters and church societies.
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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

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  • Setting: A convent in Spain in the present day.

Casting

4m, 10f

SISTER JOANNA OF THE CROSS - age 18

TERESA - age 18

THE PRIORESS - age 40

THE VICARESS - age 40

THE MISTRESS OF NOVICES - age 36

SISTER MARCELLA - age 19

SISTER MARIA JESUS - age 19

SISTER SAGRARIO - age 18

SISTER INEZ - age 50

SISTER TORNERA - age 30

THE DOCTOR - age 60

ANTONIO - age 25

THE POET

A COUNTRYMAN

also a LAY SISTER, TWO MONITORS, and several other NUNS as desired

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Authors

John Garrett Underhill

John Garrett Underhill

G. Martinez Sierra

G. Martinez Sierra

Civic Repertory Theatre 1937

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