Gertrude Stein and a Companion

by  Win Wells

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2f

Winner! Best Play at the Edinburgh Festival
Winner! Best Play at the Sydney Theatre Festival
Winner! Vita Award for Best Play in South Africa

"An imaginative and compelling entertainment." - Christian Science Monitor

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Gertrude Stein and a Companion

by  Win Wells

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This extraordinary play won first prize at both the Edinburgh Festival and the Theatre Festival in Sydney, Australia, as well as the Vita Award in South Africa as Best Play. The play begins just after the death of Gertrude Stein. Her ghost returns to Alice B. Toklas and the genesis and development of their relationship is richly portrayed. Mr. Wells has truly captured the feeling, art, music and literature of Paris of those years, when Pablo and Ernest and Henri and all of Gertrude's friends spent their free time in the great writer's salon. This play is a director's dream. It flits back and forth in time as the actors play not only Gertrude and Alice but a host of famous people who were part of their lives.
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Accolades

  • Winner! Best Play at the Edinburgh Festival
    Winner! Best Play at the Sydney Theatre Festival
    Winner! Vita Award for Best Play in South Africa

Reviews

"An imaginative and compelling entertainment." - Christian Science Monitor

"The evening is a joy...Brisk, fun and literate." - Gannett Newspapers

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
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2f
GERTRUDE STEIN - robust, big woman in her late fifies. The over-powering, positive, warm personality is the essential key to the character.
ALICE B. TOKLAS - petite, dark and almost eagle-like in her angular looks. The sharp-tongued witicisms come as a surprise from this understated woman.
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  • All Female

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Win Wells

Win Wells

GERTRUDE STEIN AND A COMPANION was first presented at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York City. It was directed by Ira Cirker.

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