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Lillian Groag

LILLIAN GROAG

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Rayfield Allied  

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below is a list of Lillian Groag's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Blood Wedding         Ladies Of the Camellias, The         Magic Fire, The         War Music         White Rose, The



Blood Wedding

Synopsis:
Two families in a semi-mythical rural Spain are intricately bound in an unbreakable cycle of murder and revenge. the death-bound love triangle at the center of the play fuels these passions to a fever pitch and propels the story to its unstoppable tragic conclusion. an arranged country marriage between the children of rich landowners is about to take place. a past lover, himself in a loveless marriage, cannot allow the wedding to take place and spirits the Bride away, who goes with him willingly on her wedding night. an entire town goes after the lovers in the middle of the night where pursuers and pursued plunge into a realm of deep darkness where the moonlight is not friendly and the forest not shelter enough. Lorca's image-laden poetry unfolds the story with the fire and power characteristic of his work and the fateful resonance that marked his own tragically short life.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Federico Garcia Lorca

1st Produced:
Walkerspace, NY    2006

Company:
Woodshed Collective

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  10            Other:  1 g (flexible)

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Ladies Of the Camellias, The

Synopsis:
an hilarious farce about an imagined meeting in Paris, 1897, between the famous theater divas Sarah Bernhardt and eleonora Duse. the two actresses-who were the biggest and most temperamental stars of their day-were scheduled to perform back-to-back productions of the play, the Lady of the Camellias, by alexandre Dumas. Duse's production will be performing in Bernhardt's theater, and the two women are in their own dressing rooms at the theater, though they have yet to meet. the members of both acting companies expect huge fireworks between the two grand dames, and do what they can to avoid being in the way. Into this tense situation comes Ivan, a young Russian anarchist who threatens to blow up everyone in the theater-especially the two divas-unless his comrades are released from prison. Bernhardt and Duse must meet and greet each other for the first time as they are taken hostage by the armed Ivan, yet remain the ultimate theater professionals. Ivan's ranting aside, the anarchist seems to know an awful lot about the theater, raising suspicions amongst the actors. Indeed, Ivan turns out to be a new breed of theater person, someone who the actors and playwright deride as useless and as a passing fad: a director. In a salute to the community of actors, Benoit Constant Coquelin, who is playing Cyrano De Bergerac, sneaks into the melee, and, in full costume, challenges Ivan to a duel. a rapier is no match for a gun and bomb, so it is theatrical dialogue they all must use to try and convince Ivan to let them go. When word arrives that the authorities will not trade the lives of even such famous actors for their prisoners, Sarah, feeling sorry for Ivan, offers to give him a letter of recommendation to a theater in a faroff country and show him how to escape through her secret passageway. as the other actors leave the stage, Bernhardt and Duse are left alone. they drop their facades and speak to each other as equals, for just a moment, before they return to glory before the crowds.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    -

Company:
-

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
full legth Comedy

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Magic Fire, The

Synopsis:
concerns an immigrant family in Buenos aires during the 1950s regime of Juan Peron. Refugees from Nazi austria, Otto Berg and his family find themselves trapped in another fascist system, and once again retreat, taking brilliant, blind and sophisticated refuge in books, music, theater and the Arts. their next-door neighbor, Henri Fontannes, a high-ranking officer in the Peronist army, is most likely seriously involved in secret police activity in which enemies of the state are known to disappear. He and his wife, angelica, share with the Bergs the geographical location of their living quarters and an ardent love for the Arts. When the reality of the political situation enters the Bergs' own apartment (their maid's son is in hiding), they are forced to confront their ethical choices-morals and politics in place of art; and Fontannes becomes the only man who can help them.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Oregon Shakespeare Festival, ashland, OR    1997

Company:
-

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY, 2005   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Drama, full length

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  7            Other:  1g (doubling)

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War Music

Synopsis:
achilles versus agamemnon and the Trojan War

Notes:
Based on the book by Christopher Logue

1st Produced:
American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco    2009

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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White Rose, The

Synopsis:
In 1942 a group of students of the University of Munich chose to actively protest the atrocities of the Nazi regime and to advocate that Germany lose the war as the only way to overthrow Hitler's regime. asking for resistance and sabotage of the war effort, among other things, they published their thoughts in five separate anonymous leaflets, which they titled "the White Rose" and which were distributed throughout Germany and austria during the summer of 1942 and the winter of 1943. When captured, the police inspector of the town, Robert Mohr, is intrigued by Sophie, the youngest of the conspirators and the only girl among them. Mohr, who doesn't really take the crime of passing leaflets so seriously, knows that the Third Reich does and is pressured by a superior, Mahler, to obtain a conviction. Mohr wants to save Sophie from certain execution and tries to get her to sign a confession saying that she didn't know what she was doing and that she was misled by the others. But Sophie counters with why she is fighting for what is right, the meaning of pride and when it counts and the loyalty she feels to the others, especially her brother who is a leader in the group. the conversations between Sophie and Mohr and the interrogation scenes of the other conspirators reveal a complex group of people, all clinging to beliefs that ultimately can not be fulfilled at this point in time. In the end, all in the White Rose group are executed, and the Nazi regime continues its devastation until the end of World War II.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    -

Company:
-

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Drama, full length

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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