Your browser does not support JavaScript, Please enable it.
  Top » Catalog » Genre » Drama »
Keyword Search   
     Log In |  Cart Contents
Home
Show Finder
Titles A-Z
Authors A-Z
Search by Cast Size
Search by Performance Group
Search by Theme
Search by Genre
Multiple Criteria Search
New and Featured Titles
Recent Acquisitions
New to our 2013/2014 Catalog
New to our 2012/2013 Catalog
Featured Plays
Planning Your Production
Important Things to Know
Licensing Information
Producing a Musical
Cuttings
Complete a Royalty Application
Meet Our Authors
Author Bios
Authors A-Z
Articles and Interviews
For Our Customers
Free Sound Effects
Free Posters A-Z
Script Excerpts
Music Clips
About Us
Contact Us
Order a Free Catalog
Affiliates and Other Links
FAQs
Submissions
String of Pearls
String of Pearls
"HIGHLY SATISFYING HILARIOUS BLEND OF SEX, SATIRE, POIGNANCY AND ABSURDISM"
The New York Times

"String of Pearls is a funny and moving tale of a fated necklace that changes the lives of over two dozen characters. Their stories twist and turn through a myriad of emotional turmoil—love, loss, desire—as the necklace touches the lives of all who come into contact with it. The stories and characters, intricately threaded together, create a gently comic, wonderfully magical puzzle."
TheatreChannel.com
Drama/Comedy. By Michele Lowe.

Cast: 4w., with doubling. May be expanded to as many as 27 actresses.) Michele Lowe's radiant play explores the possibilities that open up in the lives of an array of women as they come into contact with a certain strand of pearls. While the pearls are stolen, bought, bestowed, unstrung and nearly lost, four actresses play 27 characters in this deeply moving drama that is as fresh as it is funny. On the eve of her granddaughter Amy's wedding, Beth asks to see the pearls she gave Amy's mother long ago. When Amy cannot produce them, Beth determines to find the pearls. She takes us back to the time when she received them and then gave them to her daughter, who passed them on to her dearest friend Ela who lost them one Sunday morning. Spanning 35 years, the pearls touch the lives of mothers and daughters, sisters and friends, even husbands and wives as they weave a deeply affecting story of love and loss. Area staging. Approximate running time: 1 hour, 40 minutes.

Notes
This play contains sexually explicit content.
Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  SK2
Cast Size:  4
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  57
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.25
Approx. Running Time:  100 min.
Categories
Target Audience: College and Adult
Performing Group: College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 1583422862
Publication Date: 06/03/2005
Biographies
Michele Lowe is the author of Inana, which recently premiered at the Denver Center Theatre and was a finalist for the 2009 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Her plays include The Smell of the Kill (Broadway debut); String of Pearls (Primary Stages, Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play); Mezzulah, 1946 (City Theatre); and Backsliding in the Promised Land (Syracuse ...More
Rights & Availability
This title can only be licensed/sold in the U.S. and Canada
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


Add to Cart  $9.25        (Qty)
 Add to wish list
Also available for this title
Photo Album 
Read Excerpt 
Reviews