Sisters of the Winter Madrigal
THE STORY: SISTERS OF THE WINTER MADRIGAL. Calaih and Taretta, the orphaned daughters of Joshua the Cow Herder, live together in a hut outside a medieval village. Calaih, a girl with beautiful long red hair, roams the hills with her cow and falls desperately in love with Stephan, the Shoemaker’s son. Taretta, the older sister, is a ravishing seductress who is the most sought after prostitute in the land. Fortune changes for the two sisters when the High Lord proclaims he will marry Calaih because he is obsessed with her glorious hair, and Taretta’s arm becomes afflicted with a menacing disease.
“Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley exhibits a toothy edge with her one act, SISTERS OF THE WINTER MADRIGAL, a trenchant black comedy in the stilted guise of a fairy tale…Recommended!” —LA Weekly.