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Sybille Pearson

SYBILLE PEARSON

  (1937 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    The Gersh Agency, NY  

Born in Czechoslovakia on January 25, 1937. Attended New York City College. Acted under the name of Sybil White. Taught Remedial English at City College. She is married and the mother of two sons.

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

        Baby         Giant         Little Going Away Party, A         Phantasie         Promise Me         Sally And Marsha         True History And Real Adventures         Unfinished Stories         Watching the Dog



Baby

Baby
Three couples, each newly expecting a child, have different but familiar reactions. Lizzie and Danny are university juniors who have just moved in together. Athletic Pam and her husband, Nick, a sports instructor, have had some trouble conceiving. Arlene, already the mother of three grown daughters, is unsure of what to do, contemplating abortion while her husband Alan is thrilled with the thought of a new baby. Throughout the show, these characters experience the emotional stresses and triumphs, the desperate lows and the comic highs, that accompany the anticipation and arrival of a baby.

Notes:
book by Sybille Pearson, based on a story developed with Susan Yankowitz, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.

1st Produced:
Ethel Barrymore Theater, New York    04 Dec 1983

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Original cast recording: Polydor (821593) 1983

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  7            Female:  8            Other:  with doubling

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Giant

Synopsis:
Epic in vision and scope, swept with passion and violence, touched by humor and sorrow, Giant is the powerful story of a Texas rancher and his Virginia-born wife as they face increasing challenges in their marriage and family in an ever-changing American landscape.

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Music And Lyrics by Michael John LaChiUSA; Book by Sybille Pearson; Based on the novel by Edna Ferber

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  11            Female:  11            Other:  -

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Little Going Away Party, A

Synopsis:
A story about a moving day, a separation and a death; lived through by Mrs. Wells and her daughter, Claire, and Alex, the moving man.

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1st Produced:
the Womens Project, American Place Theatre, NY    -

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Genre:
Long 1 Act

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Phantasie

Synopsis:
An adoptee searches for her natural mother but that search is less for a new parent than it is for clues to the character's buried self.

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Broadway Play Publishing, New York,    -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Promise Me

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1st Produced:
Mark Taper Forum    2005

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Sally And Marsha

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Sally, a waif-like young wife and mother originally from South Dakota, has settled into a rather cramped New York City apartment with her two young (and unseen) children, while her husband is on the road selling detergents. Desperate for a friend, Sally strikes up a conversation with her next-door neighbor, Marsha, a cynical, wise-cracking native New Yorker who is impatiently waiting for her own husband to complete his residency in orthopedics. Although complete opposites-the country mouse and the city mouse-the two women gradually warm to each other as they exchange ever more personal (and amusing) confidences about their hopes and fears, their likes and dislikes, and their relationships with their two very different husbands. In time, despite occasional misunderstandings, they become each other's main moral supports, as the homespun Sally grows more worldly and the neurotic Marsha regains her self-esteem-with both benefiting more than they might realize from the growing closeness and mutual admiration which, inevitably, makes their eventual parting all the more poignant.

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Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

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Genre:
Comedy Drama Comedy

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Male:  -            Female:  2            Other:  -

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True History And Real Adventures

Synopsis:
A young Scottish girl travels across America searching for Calamity Jane

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1st Produced:
Vineyard Theatre, New York    13 Dec 1999

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Unfinished Stories

Synopsis:
Over forty-eight hours in an Upper West Side apartment in Manhattan, four people attempt to bridge the gaps in their lives, heal old wounds and connect across seemingly unbridgeable cultural, conjugal and generational gulfs. the play revolves around Walter, a formidable, deeply principled German-Jewish doctor who fled Germany as Hitler came to power and who now clings to his past; Walter's son, Yves, a middle-aged working actor, desperately trying to gain his father's acceptance and love; Yves' son, Daniel, swimming in confusion yet wholly devoted to his grandfather; and finally, Gaby, Yves' ex-wife and Daniel's mother, an outsider to the adversity between the fathers and sons, the bitterness of which threatens to consume her. Each member of the family circles one another trying to come to terms, yet they seem to move farther apart. the play culminates with Walter's death, which seems may finally tear Yves, Gaby and Daniel completely apart; yet, at first helpless without him, the fractured family stays together.

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1st Published:
American Theatre Magazine, NY - January, 1993    -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Watching the Dog

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Contained in: "Facing Forward" published by Broadway Publishing, 1995   -

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