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The Sound of a Voice
David Henry Hwang
The scene is an isolated house in the woods where a beautiful young woman lives alone. When a young samurai appears she offers him food and shelter, and when he decides to stay on they eventually become lovers. But while fascinated by his benefactress, the samurai cannot shake a superstitious mistrust of her; for all her delicacy and beauty she is also able to perform wonders of cookery, horticulture and even the martial arts (much to his wounded pride). In the end it develops that the woman is suspected of being a witch and the samurai has come to seek glory by killing her. This he ultimately cannot, or will not, do, but neither can be accept her superiority, and so he leaves--a fateful decision which, as it turns out, is made at terrible cost to both of them.
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|Total Characters: ||2|
|Male Characters: ||1|
|Female Characters: ||1|
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|Cost: ||FEE: $25 per performance; $50 for the first performance, $40 for each additional performance when produced with THE HOUSE OF SLEEPING BEAUTIES|
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|Publisher: ||Dramatists Play Service|
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