Point of Departure (Legend of Lovers)

by  Kitty Black, Jean Anouilh

Full Length Play, Drama  /  11m, 5f

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is from the Samuel French Vault and is made from a scan of an archived manuscript. We hope you’ll treasure this glimpse into theatre history.

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Point of Departure (Legend of Lovers)

by  Kitty Black Jean Anouilh

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    11m, 5f
  • Duration


    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre


    Fantasy, Fables/Folktales
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

This is Anouilh's version of the Orpheus and Eurydice legend. Two lonely people are thrown suddenly together, and they realize immediately that they are eternally in love. The young man, a troubadour, steals his beloved away from the man she has had to live with, and runs off with her to another city. But their love is destined to end in tragedy, in a bus accident and later in the same way Orpheus ended with Eurydice.
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"There is imagination in it and a kind of eerie fascination." - New York Post


Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.



  • Time Period: Greek; Roman & Biblical
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)


11m, 5f
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Kitty Black

Kitty Black

Jean Anouilh

Jean Anouilh was born in Bordeaux on June 23, 1910. After completing his early schooling, Anouilh studied law for a short time at the Sorbonne, and then worked as a copywriter at Publicité Damour. He also wrote comic scenes for the cinema. In 1929 he collaborated with Jean Aurenche on his first play, Humulus Le Muet ...

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Produced at the Plymouth Theatre, with Dorothy McGuire.

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