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Heart's Desire

Short Play, Drama  /  4f, 2m

Heart's Desire
by Caryl Churchill

"Intriguing.... Though it feels like the Marx Brothers had a hand in it, Heart's Desirereally owes more to the bleak landscape of Beckett." - NY Daily News

"Fresh and surprising .... The funniest show in town." - NY…

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    Cast Size
    4f, 2m
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Summary
An elderly couple and aunt are waiting for a daughter to arrive home after years in Australia, but she is taking her time and the waiting is difficult. Dialogue is repeated over and over, each repetition sending the story veering in lurid and comical directions.
Cast Attributes
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Roles for Children
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting A kitchen

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Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill was born on 3 September 1938 in London and grew up in the Lake District and in Montreal. She was educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Downstairs, her first play written while she was still at university, was first staged in 1958 and won an award at the Sund ...

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