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Secrets
"Secrets handles the feelings of alienation, betrayal and loss with a sure touch that never loses its sense of the drive and resiliency of young people."" —Scott Laughead, Director of Education, Periwinkle National Theatre

"Secrets claims no heroes nor indicts any villains but simply looks at real people dealing with real problems—people who will make you laugh, cry and think and who, ultimately, will attest to the resiliency of young people." —Walter Hill, Artistic Director, Flint Youth Theatre, Flint, Mich.
Drama. By Joanna H. Kraus.

Cast: 1m., 4w. They always planned to tell Lisa she was adopted. Maybe when she was six. Maybe when she was more emotionally mature. Maybe … Suddenly the 13-year-old gets a phone call out of the blue: "Hello, I'm your mother." As the long-kept secret comes tumbling out, the once-happy household is torn apart by anger, resentment, and jealousy. Micki, Lisa's birth mother, is an aging flower child, and Lisa is drawn to the romance of her gypsy lifestyle and her protest marches to save the trees, all the more glamorous because they are forbidden. Secretly, Lisa meets with her mother and ends up joining the protesters and the march, and, unwittingly, gets caught up in the violence that follows. The teens who worked on Secrets in its development found it spoke not only to the children of adoption but also to all of them often baffled and upset by the unspoken dynamics of family relationships. Area staging. Approximate running time: 1 hour.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  SS3
Cast Size:  5
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.25
Approx. Running Time:  60 min.
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Genre: Drama
Biographies
Joanna H. Kraus is an award-winning playwright of 18 produced and published plays. The Ice Wolf (Dramatic Publishing) and Remember My Name (Samuel French) were both produced off-off Broadway. The former appears in several anthologies and has a Spanish version. Her latest script is Pilot Christabel (Dramatic Publishing). Kraus received the Charlotte Chorpenning Cup and the Distinguished Play Award from ...More
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