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Power of the Dog, The

Ellen Dryden

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4f, 2m

The Power of the Dog
by Ellen Dryden

Vivien, an English teacher, is about to become headmistress of another school, thus leaving Lisa, her difficult but bright protégé, stranded without her inspiration. When Lisa takes violent action to express her unhappiness, Vivien is shocked out of her usual detached emotional state...

Power of the Dog, The

by  Ellen Dryden

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  • Cast Size
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    4f, 2m
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
Vivien, an English teacher, is about to become headmistress of another school, thus leaving Lisa, her difficult but bright protégé, stranded without her inspiration. When Lisa takes violent action to express her unhappiness, Vivien is shocked out of her usual detached emotional state into an understanding of the consequences of her actions, which have affected all her relationships, including that with her crippled mother.

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Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
Cautions
  • Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A cottage interior, an office.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

4f, 2m
Cast Attributes
  • Roles for Teens
M2 (young, 30s) F4 (17, 40s, 60s, 70s).

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Ellen Dryden

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