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Credible Witness

Credible Witness

By Timberlake Wertenbaker.

Product Code: CB4000

  • Full-length Play
  • Cast size: 8m., 3w.

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout Canada, the United States.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

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)

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code CB4000
  • Cast Size 11
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 75 min

Categories

  • ISBN(13) 9781583421628
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Media Reviews

"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

"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