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Precious Bane
Precious Bane
By Meryl Friedman from the book by Mary Webb. Original music and additional lyrics by Meryl Friedman.

Cast: 4m., 5w. (Doubling and cellist.) Precious Bane is a story of ambition, prejudice, hatred, and the redemptive power of love. The play is set against the backdrop of rural England where mysticism, superstition and native folklore played an important role in land whose residents eked out a living under the harshest conditions. Prudence Sarn, born with a harelip and feared and scorned as a witch and outcast, possesses a passionate heart and spirit. Convinced by her brother, Gideon, that she has no hope a marriage and a family, she indentures herself to him and agrees to subjugate her own dreams to further his ambitious ends. As their story unfolds, Prue is torn between her loyalty to her brother an her love for the traveling weaver, a man who sees beyond her "affliction" to the strength and beauty in her heart. The play was commissioned by Lifeline Theatre in Chicago. Area staging.

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  P84
Cast Size:  9
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  88
Royalty:  Submit Application.
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  115 min.
Target Audience: College and Adult
Performing Group: College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 087129799x
Meryl Friedman currently lives and works in California. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Friedman was a founder and producing director at Lifeline Theatre in Chicago where she worked for 16 years. During her long collaboration with Lifeline she produced over 60 productions, most of them new and premiere works, adapting and/or directing over half of these. She has adapted ...More
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