The PlayFinder™

Type of Play
Genre

MenWomenTotal Cast

Subgenre Filter(s)

Ashville - ePublication

$8.00
Qty:
Lucy Thurber
Full Length, Drama
4 men, 3 women
Total Cast: 7, Flexible Set
ISBN: 978-0-8222-3356-5
FEE: $100 per performance.

FORMAT:

DPS ePlays are intended for reading on your computer, tablet or mobile device and cannot be printed.

This ePlay is available in the ePub format. ePlays may be transferred to supported eReader devices, including the B&N Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo eReader, and many others. ePlays are also compatible with Android tablets and smartphones, the iPad, iPhone, and other mobile devices through the use of free eReader apps. ePlays are not compatible with the Amazon Kindle. Please note that ePlays are intended for reading onscreen and may not be printed. Before purchasing an ePlay, review our ePlays page for more information.

ePlays are available for purchase with a credit card only. Adding an ePlay to your shopping cart will require that all items in your cart be purchased by credit card. For this reason items that you wish to order on account or by PO must be ordered separately from ePlays.
THE STORY: Chronologically the second play in Lucy Thurber’s The Hill Town Plays cycle, ASHVILLE is the story of Celia, sixteen years old and trapped in her poor white rural town, among people who can’t hope for anything more than a good blue-collar job and a decent marriage. Celia wants something else in life, even if she can’t articulate what that is. For a fleeting moment she thinks she finds the unnameable thing in her neighbor and tentative friend Amanda, but it may be that no one else can save Celia—only she herself can orchestrate her escape.
“The best thing about these five plays is the detailed and quite devastating portrait they present of the depressed industrial region of western Massachusetts…” —Variety. “[In Lucy Thurber’s universe]…time doesn’t really pass so much as accrue. [Her] whiskey-soaked hillbilly head-butts are so stark, so deliberate, so recursive in their accursedness…Distance is hard-won; pitiable and predatory men from the past—brothers, boyfriends, everything in between—are never far from the door; and progress always comes with a beery undertow of regression…It’s the slow burn of a holiday in hell.” —New York Magazine.