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The Chicago Gypsies
The Chicago Gypsies
AATE Distinguished Play Award (1990, Upper/Secondary)
By V Glasgow Koste.

Cast: 1m., 6w. This is a play for family audiences about the migratory life of a "show business" child during the Great Depression. Carolina Lee, called "Charley," is the youngest actress in the company that suddenly finds itself stranded, and she becomes a "drop-in" at the local school, where "recess is more like a Roman coliseum." Here is a play that connects rich, fully realized characters from three generations. Audiences warm to Charley's temperamental actress-mother; her loving, song-and-dance-man of a father; and Charley's "illegitimate adopted grandmothers." While set in the Depression, the "Chicago gypsies" stubbornly see their way through these "worst of times" to the "best of times" in a regenerative reunion that makes these odd yet ordinary people shine with the miracle of loving, quiet survival. Area staging.

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  C69
Cast Size:  7
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  60
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  75 min.
Target Audience: Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Drama
ISBN (10): 0871299275
V. Glasgow Koste was born to actors James Glasgow and Vivian Marlowe. Koste has worked in the theatre all her life, acting, directing, writing and teaching. Honors and awards for playwriting include: A.A.T.E.'s Distinguished Play Award (The Chicago Gypsies); Indiana Arts Commission/National Endowment for the Arts Master Artist Fellowship for artistic excellence and achievement; Michigan Council for the Arts Individual ...More
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