The Curse of an Aching Heart (Alfred/Richardson)

by  Claibe Richardson, William Alfred

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  9m, 3f

"An extraordinarily sweet play crammed with careful observation, vignettes of reality, goblets of truth… and the portrait of a lady as a survivor." - The New York Post

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The Curse of an Aching Heart (Alfred/Richardson)

by  Claibe Richardson William Alfred

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The Curse of an Aching Heart (Alfred/Richardson)

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    9m, 3f

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Faye Dunaway returned to Broadway to play the heroine of this poignant play which takes place in an Irish Catholic lower middle class Brooklyn neighborhood between 1923 and 1942. When orphaned Fran has to fend off a passionate overture from the uncle who is raising her, she moves out and goes to work. Light hearted, nostalgic scenes of Brooklyn follow. Fran marries a handsome fellow and eventually finds herself supporting a son and a heavy drinking, improvident husband. She returns to the old neighborhood and reconciles with her now widowed, destitute uncle who is confined to a wheelchair.
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"An extraordinarily sweet play crammed with careful observation, vignettes of reality, goblets of truth… and the portrait of a lady as a survivor." - The New York Post

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
  • Optional Music/Media Fee: $15 per performance

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  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music

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9m, 3f
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Authors

Claibe Richardson

Claibe Richardson

William Alfred

William Alfred  was a playwright and Professor of English literature at Harvard University. Alfred was a specialist in early English literature. He was chairman of Harvard's Standing Committee on Dramatics for many years, and he taught a course in playwriting. His lyrical play,

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