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Talking Bones
Talking Bones
Received The Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award
By Shay Youngblood.

Cast: 2m., 3w. From the author: "I grew up in a house where the elders heard voices and it was understood that these voices were the voices of the ancestors. I didn't think it very odd until I went out into the world and learned that 'people who heard voices were crazy.' I felt like I was in the middle, straddling both of those worlds. So I started writing this play about women who hear voices, how these three women respond to their inner voices and how they respond to the ancestors." In Talking Bones, Ruth, dignified, aristocratic and Bohemian, is trying to settle her affairs and family before she dies. She hears voices and always interprets them to have special meaning in her life. BayBay, Ruth's daughter, gaudy and slightly out of step, is looking for a way out of a life trapped taking care of her mother. She often ignores or misinterprets the voices she hears. Eila, BayBay's daughter, is seeking to build a bridge of understanding between the two worlds she experiences with these women. It's a complex journey for all of them, but in the end, the voices of the ancestors are heard whispering—joyous and hopeful. One int. set.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  T92
Cast Size:  5
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  43
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  60 min.
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 087129298X
Shay Youngblood received a B.A. in communications from Clark-Atlanta University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Brown University. She has worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Eastern Caribbean, an au pair, artist's model and poet's helper in Paris. The Georgia-born writer is the author of a collection of short stories called The Big Mama Stories (Firebrand Books) ...More
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