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BARBARA EDA-YOUNG (1945 - )
Barbara Eda-Young's plays including biography, theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates
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set on the Lower east Side in 1930. Lillian, a former star of the Yiddish theater (or so she says) has lived for many years with her lover Jake in a top floor flat of a brownstone. across the hall, Levy, a refugee from the Russian Pale, lives in a room alone and isolated. all of his family lost in a pogrom, he has shut himself off from the world. When the play begins Lillian stands in her empty front room. With the sudden death of Jake, who has failed to make any provision for them, she now finds herself and their teenage son, Yidl, destitute. Obliged to live off the charity of distant relatives, they are about to leave the only home they've known. Church bells begin to ring the hour. Desperately playing for time she makes tea for her son, and in her cup, she pours an overdose of laudanum. Soon Yidl will begin a frantic pounding on Levy's door. a door he has never opened to anyone. the play, then, is how the mother and son's visit opens the door to the old man's heart and how the boy, silently suffering from his mother's tragic turn of events, finds his voice
a finalist At the Humana Festival And winner of A 2001 Berrilla Kerr Grant
HB Playwrights Foundation Jan 2008
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Male: 1  Female: 1  Other: 1 boy
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