A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

by  Peter Nichols

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m, 3f, 1boy(s)

"An immensely moving, even profound play about love and marriage...Very worthwhile."- The New York Times

"Both moving and funny."- New York Post

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A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

by  Peter Nichols

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    2m, 3f, 1boy(s)

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Bri, a schoolteacher and his wife Sheila have a 10-year old spastic child named Josephine, who is completely helpless and utterly dependent. Bri hides behind irony and sarcasm. Sheila believes the child is her penance for a promiscuous past and soldiers on devotedly with their little "Joe Egg". Well-meaning family and friends offer sundry solutions, everything from adoption to euthanasia but ultimately Bri finds he cannot continue and leaves Sheila and Joe behind.
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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A living-room


2m, 3f, 1boy(s)
M2 (30s) F3 (30s, 60s), 1 child (10, non'speaking)
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