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The Betrothed

The Betrothed
Your Price: $14.95 CDN
Author: Jerome McDonough
Publisher: Samuel French (cover may change)
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 26
Pub. Date: 1972
Edition: Acting
ISBN-10: 0573620423
ISBN-13: 9780573620423
Cast Size: 2 female, 1 male

About the Play:

The Betrothed is a one-act drama by Jerome McDonough. This short play centers around an unmarried school teacher, who is unable to separate from her long deceased mother's influence. With her mother constantly on her mind, she has trouble sustaining successful relationships with men.

In The Betrothed, Vera, an unmarried 32-year-old schoolteacher, finds herself still under the control of her Mother, now years dead. This influence is so strong that Helen, the Mother, is onstage verbally interacting with Vera in flashes from the past. The overt action is Vera's date with Marty, straightforward working man. The stream of consciousness dialogue between Vera and Helen set in counterpoint with the mundane Vera Marty relationship and the bringing together of the two brings the play to a stunning climax.

The Betrothed is especially recommended for school and contest use.

Cast: 2 female, 1 male

About the Playwright:

Jerome McDonough (1946-1999) was an American high school teacher and playwright. Remaining in Amarillo, Texas his whole life, he loved his "day job" of 30 years as the Theatre Arts teacher at Caprock High School, where many of his shows had their world premiere. His more than 40 published pieces have seen productions in all 50 US states, every Canadian province and numerous foreign countries.

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