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Anna's Room

Ellen Dryden

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3f, 2m

To escape from the restraints of a suffocating relationship, Anna moves into a flat with a friend, Prue.  In the old attic room which she adopts as her study, Anna is presented with a ghostly series of women through the ages - women who, like Anna, have not conformed to the usual roles of wife and mother...
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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 2m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
To escape from the restraints of a suffocating relationship, Anna moves into a flat with a friend, Prue.  In the old attic room which she adopts as her study, Anna is presented with a ghostly series of women through the ages - women who, like Anna, have not conformed to the usual roles of wife and mother - a Victorian spinster, a nun, a nurse who worked with Florence Nightinglae during the Crimean War and a young wife who dies childless.  Through these and the visits of the less transient figures of Simon, her doggedly devoted boyfriend, Dan, her flat-mate's self-seeking and manipulative brother and Harriet, Prue's mother, Anna contemplates her life and what she wants from it.   "Ellen Dryden shows again her skill in creating crisp, often witty dialogue which neatly delineates her characters" - The Stage.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

Licence details

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

Specifics

Details

  • Setting: Attic Room
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

Casting

3f, 2m
Cast Attributes
Anna 2: plays several female parts
Anna 1: lively, quick-witted, apparently fairly extrovert but with a slight nervousness; 20-30s
Simon: dark, watchful, doggedly devoted; 30s
Prue: lean, dark-haired, eager-looking, sure; 20-30s
Dan: energetic, self-seeking, charming but calculating and manipulative; young
Harriet: quiet, self-contained, well dressed, soft-voiced; middle-aged

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Ellen Dryden

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