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Going to St. Ives

Full Length, Drama
2 women
Total Cast: 2, Interior/Exterior
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-1922-4

MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $105 per performance. SPECIAL NOTE: A cue sheet and the original music composed by Michael Roth for this play is available for purcahse with your license for $35.00 and will be distributed digitally. For more information, click here. The nonprofessional fee for the use of this music is $15.00 per performance.
THE STORY: May N’Kame, the mother of an African dictator, travels to England to see Dr. Cora Gage about medical treatment for her failing eyesight. Dr. Gage uses the consultation as an opportunity to raise the issue of the imprisonment of some of her colleagues. Meanwhile, May N’Kame’s true motive in visiting the doctor is to obtain a poison with which to kill her murderous son. GOING TO ST. IVES is the story of two impressive women brought together by that which is personal and divided by that which is political as both seek to accomplish the greatest good.
“Spectacular…emotionally and intellectually engrossing…dazzling…” —Philadelphia City Paper.

“A dialectic between black and white, between civilization and savagery, between established order and chaos…Blessing’s script beautifully interlaces superb writing with captivating character development.” —CityBeat.