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Two-Headed
Two-Headed
WINNER OF 3 L.A. WEEKLY AWARDS! Best Play, Best Director, and Best Actress

Nominated for 3 Ovation Awards

"Ms. Jensen's two heads make an elegant and meaningful whole…a gentle, poetic allure." —The New York Times

"Jensen's intelligently unadorned voice is one worth listening to, now and in the future." —Off-Broadway Review
By Julie Jensen.

Cast: 2w. The play begins in Utah in 1857—the year more than 100 California-bound immigrants traveling from Missouri and Arkansas were killed in what became known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Hettie and Lavinia, 10-year-old friends at the time, know about the nearby massacre, an event that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. We follow their friendship through 40 years (set at 10-year intervals) as they each find their place in an intolerant, patriarchal Mormon society and the polygamy it espouses. The relationship between the women is tested when Hettie marries Lavinia's father, a breach of trust that Lavinia condemns. Lavinia's lifelong hatred of her father becomes clear when Hettie learns that her friend was an eyewitness to the Mountain Meadows Massacre—carried out by Mormons and planned by Lavinia's father. "Jensen has crafted a patchwork of poetry and wisdom in her play...the constant themes of survival and togetherness are powerful throughout." (Backstage) "Steeped in the hard facts of Mormon frontier history, Ms. Jensen's script has a gentle, poetic allure"... (The New York Times) "[Ms. Jensen] uses only two female characters to create a vivid world out of dialogue as spare and simple as her characters' makeshift, utilitarian lives in the Utah desert." (Newsday) One ext. set. Approximate Running Time: 85 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  TD7
Cast Size:  2
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  58
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  85 min.
Categories
Target Audience: College and Adult
Performing Group: College Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 1583421106
Publication Date: 06/27/2002
Biographies
Julie Jensen's play, Two-Headed, was commissioned by ASK Theatre Projects in Los Angeles and was developed in the Common Ground Festival. It has had successful productions at Salt Lake Acting Company, Salt Lake City, Utah; Mill Mountain Theatre, Roanoke, Va.; the Women's Project and Productions in New York City and by Timescape Arts Group in Los Angeles. Jensen's earlier plays ...More
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This title can be licensed/sold throughout the world
* 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.


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