A Matter of Gravity

by  Enid Bagnold

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 4f

"Bagnold writes with such wit...She makes wisdom and civility seem like long lost treasures." - The New York Post

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A Matter of Gravity

by  Enid Bagnold

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    4m, 4f
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    From Broadway

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Katharine Hepburn returned triumphantly to Broadway as Mrs. Basil, a rich old lady living in a decaying English country house. She has a lesbian alcoholic cook who levitates and a grandson who is down from Oxford with a group that includes a left wing lesbian and her bi-racial girlfriend. The grandson proposes to the girlfriend and she accepts because she covets the estate. Years later, they return and Mrs. Basil gives them her house and joins the cook in a nearby asylum.
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"Bagnold writes with such wit...She makes wisdom and civility seem like long lost treasures." - The New York Post

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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  • Setting: An old English country house

Casting

4m, 4f
DUBOIS
ESTATE AGENT
MRS. BASIL
NICKY
SHATOV
HERBERT
ELIZABETH
TOM
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Enid Bagnold

Enid Bagnold, married name Lady Jones (born October 27, 1889, Rochester, Kent, England—died March 31, 1981, London), was an English novelist and playwright, best known for her broad range of subject and style. Bagnold, the daughter of an army officer, spent her early childhood in Jamaica and atten ...

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A Matter of Gravity premiered on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre in February 1976 under the direction of Noel Willman.

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