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In the Garden of Live Flowers

In the Garden of Live Flowers

By Attilio Favorini and Lynne Conner.

Product Code: I82000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 5m., 4w. (All but one role are double/triple cast. No gender flexibility.)
  • Awards: David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* 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.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

During the research and writing of her world-changing Silent Spring, Rachel Carson is diagnosed with breast cancer. As she struggles to complete the book, she simultaneously fights both her own advancing cancer and various factions of American enterprise, including the chemical industry, who launch a wholesale attack on her personal and professional reputation. Carson's ally in this two-pronged battle is Alice in Wonderland, her girlhood literary hero, alter-ego and now, as death draws near, mentor and guide. The journey of the play takes Rachel to a crossroads cojoining her own life story with a fantastical landscape enlivened by literary, film and cultural references that theatricalize the revolutionary science of Silent Spring. In the Garden of Live Flowers takes its title from a chapter in Through the Looking Glass, and, similarly, operates as a fable or fantasia. Its real-world central figure moves dreamlike between the realms of tragedy and comedy, emotion and imagination, science and literature.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code I82000
  • Cast Size 9
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 95 min

Categories

  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583421802
* 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

"Conner and Favorini are masterly in presenting complicated information in familiar settings." -Tribune Review