She Talks to Beethoven
Short Play, Drama / 1m, 1f
After the sudden and mysterious disappearance of Suzanne Alexander's husband, she seeks solace in the spirit of the composer Ludwig van Beethoven, whose letters she has been studying.
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ON BREAKING CHARACTER
Scene Study and Classroom Reading: Plays for Colleges and Universities
by Becca Schlossberg
August 23, 2019
- Intense Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: £30 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
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- Time Period: 1960s, 18th Century
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Setting: Accra, Ghana, in 1961, soon after independence.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
SUZANNE ALEXANDER - A Writer
The music in the piece should equal in length with the text. Anonymous diary entries are from actual sources.
- Multicultural casting
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)