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The Gift Horse

The Gift Horse

By Lydia R. Diamond.

Product Code: G83000

  • Full-length Play
  • Cast size: 4m., 2w.
  • Awards: Theodore Ward Prize for African-American Playwriting

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.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

A soulful cello solo played by a beautiful young African-American woman sets The Gift Horse in motion. As the mysterious cellist departs, the audience meets Ruth, a warm, attractive African-American woman with an easy laugh and a sharp sense of humor. While Ruth remembers her college days, the audience returns there with her, reliving times when life trajectories were set and bonds with friends and lovers were forged. Ruth takes the audience on her tumultuous journey from then to now, moving back and forth in time as characters from the past and present collide. We learn about Ruth, Ernesto, Brian, Noah, Bill and Jordan. These highly articulate characters confront each other directly and indirectly around issues that challenge us culturally. And the mysterious cellist spools her story as well. The Gift Horse explores the complexities of human interaction in love, commitment and tragedy and celebrates the resilience of the soul.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code G83000
  • Cast Size 6
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 120 min

Categories

  • ISBN(13) 9781583424636
* 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

"[The Gift Horse] essentially moves Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles out of the world of privileged Jews and into the world of privileged African-Americans." -Chicago Reader