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Mirrors and Memories — play

a two act play by Linda Britt

(An evening of five short plays inspired by the paintings of Norman Rockwell)

(Perfect for Professional, Amateur, College/University groups)

A somewhat contemporary take on Americans and American life, inspired by five classic Norman Rockwell paintings: “Girl At The Mirror”, “Thanksgiving”, “Playbill”, “The Interloper”, and “Attic Memories”. The playwright has an uncanny knack for seeing inside the people in the paintings and pulling out contemporary issues, struggles, and observations, that could very well have been in the mind of the painting’s subjects, and which most certainly live today in our minds, as well as being from the mind, brush and heart of one of America’s greatest artists. These five short plays are alternately funny, touching and truthful, in an emotional sense, and serve to remind us of the good things that make us the most human.


PLAY DETAILS

  • 1youngteengirl, 5W, 3M
  • GIRL AT THE MIRROR
    Mother — 30s
    Katie — 13-15
  • THANKSGIVING
    Mom — late 50s
    Pete — early 20s
  • PLAYBILL
    Ruth — middle-aged
    Sally — Middle-aged
  • THE INTERLOPER
    Henry — late 40s
    George — early 50s
  • ATTIC MEMORIES
    Doris — late 60s to late 70s
  • Contemporary & period costumes
  • Props for simple settings
  • About 90 minutes
  • ORDER #3045

PERUSAL MATERIALS:


REHEARSAL MATERIALS

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  • Script in PDF format — Order #3045a : $20.00 (will be sent to you by email, from which you will be authorized to print copies for your production) BUTTON
  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3145d : $60.00 BUTTON
  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3145e : $50.00 BUTTON
  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • Performance License Application: LBTLicenseApplication072017 No production rights can be granted until this application is filled out and sent to us.

PRODUCTIONS:

  • PREMIERE:  Out of the Box Theater Company, Lewiston, Maine – January, 2008
  • NOTE: The playlet, “Thanksgiving” was performed by Hand-to-Mouth Players, Buchanan, NY, 2010. The playlet, “The Girl at the Mirror” (as “The Girl in the Mirror”) was performed by Freeport Community Players, Freeport, Maine, 2012.

 


BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:
Mirrors and Memories

a play in two acts by
Linda Britt

(An evening of five short plays inspired by the paintings of Norman Rockwell)

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play.

Mirrors and Memories” is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


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