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Credible Witness
Credible Witness
"A completely now play, and yet one thinks of it in the same breath as certain Greek tragedies such as Aeschylus' The Suppliants." —The Independent on Sunday, London

"I can think of few if any other dramatists who could give so rounded an account of so immediate yet permanent a topic." —The Times, London
By Timberlake Wertenbaker.

Cast: 8m., 3w. In this story of love and loss, Wertenbaker explores the longing for identity, the despair of fragmentation and the fragile hopes of lives redefined. "Alexander...has escaped persecution and made it into Britain. Three years later his indomitable mother, Petra, arrives at Heathrow in search of him. Eventually mother and son meet in a confrontation of irreconcilable attitudes: the one embodies an intransigent... nationalism, the other the necessary assimilation of the exile. As always, Wertenbaker is unafraid to tackle big issues." (The Guardian, London) "Wertenbaker [brings] her usual humanity and insight to an evening that becomes an intricate meditation on the merits and demerits of culture and history... intelligence is everywhere, not least in the play's definition of history itself ... I can think of few if any other dramatists who could give so rounded an account of so immediate yet permanent a topic." (The Times, London) Played to universal acclaim by Olympia Dukakis in the London production, "[Petra] is a stirring, immensely impressive figure...The audience was spellbound... the most moving, the most compassionate new play for many months."(Financial Times, London) Unit set. Approximate Running Time: 75 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  CB4
Cast Size:  11
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  55
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  75 min.
Categories
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 1583421629
Publication Date: 05/06/2003
Biographies
Timberlake Wertenbaker's plays include Our Country's Good; The Grace of Mary Traverse (Royal Court, 1985); The Love of the Nightingale (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1989), which won the Eileen Anderson Central TV drama award; Three Birds Alighting on a Field (Royal Court, 1991), which won the Writers' Guild and Drama Circle Best West End Play Award 1991 and the Susan Smith ...More
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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.


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