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Poor Clare - ePublication

Full Length, Comedy-Drama
1 man, 5 women, 1 n/s
Total Cast: 7, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-4271-0


MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $130 per performance.
THE STORY: It’s 1211 in Assisi, Italy, and Clare’s got beauty, wealth, and a rich suitor who showers her with expensive presents. So why is she so drawn to this guy Francis who gave up all his possessions just because poor people are suffering? Everyone in town says he’s crazy. And yet…she starts seeing everything in her life differently. This hilarious, anachronistic telling of the real story of St. Clare considers the cost of doing good—and how little has changed for the haves and the have-nots in almost a millennium.
Winner of the 2022 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award.

“POOR CLARE is an inspired [play] with fizzy and dazzlingly delightful dialogue as our heroine navigates her way from clueless heiress to devout monastic.” —BroadwayWorld.

“Every once in a while, a bright shiny play comes along that absolutely restores my faith in theater as a place to be entertained, enthralled, and enlightened…Poor Clare…is that play.” —Stage and Cinema.

“This is a saint’s play served up as an offbeat comedy millennials can believe in.” —The Los Angeles Times.