The Freak

by  Granville Wyche Burgess

Full Length Play, Drama  /  7m, 1f

"An engrossing new play." - N.Y. Times.

"An interesting stimulating evening in the theatre." - Other Stages.

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World renowned psychic Edgar Cayce is the subject of this immensely moving drama from New York City's WPA Theatre. The dramatic question here explored is not whether Cayce's abilities to foretell the future and cure the sick were real these are not disputed. Instead, Burgess focusses on Cayce's fight within himself against accepting the fact that he is an incredibly gifted freak of nature; or perhaps of super nature. A deeply religious man, Cavce worries that perhaps, his gift is not from God. He also does not want to be different from his fellow man. Eventually, though, he realizes that he must use his abilities for the betterment of mankind, at whatever cost to himself. The role of Edgar Cayce is one of the finest to come along in quite some time. Other excellent roles include Cayce's wife, his father, and a homeopathic doctor who eventually becomes a believer.
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"An engrossing new play." - N.Y. Times.

"An interesting stimulating evening in the theatre." - Other Stages.

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