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In the Summer House

ISBN: 990366
Full length, Drama
5 men, 10 women
Total Cast: 15, Interior/Exterior
FEE: $80 per performance. MS.
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THE STORY: Bowles paints the portraits of two mothers, one who is selfish and ruthless, despising her dreamy daughter; and the other who is gentle, and dominated by her strong-minded daughter. The play builds, detail upon detail, as the characters are exposed in extraordinary comical terms. Bowles digs beneath the surface of these women and writes in terms of their inner essence. This is a difficult work to describe in detail. But no one who will take the trouble to read it will fail to be impressed by its unusual perception and dramatic impact.
"A gifted dramatist…Jane Bowles can write with sensitivity and humor." —NY Times. "An astonishing theatrical adventure…Jane Bowles…may fairly be termed the most original American dramatist of her generation." —NY World-Telegram.