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The Veil

Full Length, Melodrama
3 men, 5 women
Total Cast: 8, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 9780822233138
FEE: $100 per performance.
THE STORY: May 1822, rural Ireland. The defrocked Reverend Berkeley arrives at the crumbling former glory of Mount Prospect House to accompany a young woman to England. Seventeen-year-old Hannah is to be married off to a marquis in order to resolve the debts of her mother’s estate. However, compelled by the strange voices that haunt his beautiful young charge and a fascination with the psychic current that pervades the house, Berkeley proposes a séance, the consequences of which are catastrophic. THE VEIL weaves Ireland’s troubled colonial history into a transfixing story about the search for love, the transcendental, and the circularity of time.
“A cracking fireside tale of haunting and decay.” —The Times (London). “Truly haunting. A hugely atmospheric night, packed with historical detail, in which McPherson once more has his ear tuned to the other side.” —The Daily Mail (London). “…an effective mixture of dark comedy and suspense…an original and at times genuinely startling evening.” —The Telegraph (London). “THE VEIL is never dull…McPherson has a wickedly satirical ear.” —The Guardian (UK).