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Back Story

Adele Edling Shank
Constance  Congdon
Coutney  Baron
Craig  Lucas
David  Rambo
Donald  Margulies
Eduardo  Machado
Edwin  Sanchez
Jane  Martin
Joan  Ackermann
John  Olive
Jon  Klein
Mayo  Simon
Neena  Beber
Shirley  Lauro
Susan  Miller
Tanya  Palmer
Val  Smith

Based on characters created by Joan Ackermann. "Back Story" is a 2-character play written in 19 scenes by 18 playwrights. This play premiered at the 2000 Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Set in the Berkshires, "Back Story" illuminates various episodes in the young lives of Ainsley and Ethan Belcher. When Ethan is born during the worst blizzard of the century, his 2-year-old sister Ainsley nearly sacrifices a toe trying to clear a path for the baby's arrival. That initial gesture of devotion blossoms into a tale of sibling loyalty, rivalry and love that spans two decades. Inspired by Joan Ackermann's narrative "Back Story," each of the playwrights in this collective creation puts a distinctive spin on Ainsley's and Ethan's amusing and poignant struggles with life, with each other and with the phantom dad who abandoned them for the wilds of Alaska.

Play Details:
Genre(s): Drama
Time Period(s): Not Available
Play Type: Play
Runtime: 90 minutes
Acts: 1
Set Complexity: Average
Set Information: Unit set.
Year First Published: Not Available
Total Characters: 2
Male Characters: 0
Female Characters: 0
Androgynous Characters:0
Minimum Cast: Not Available
Maximum Cast: Not Available
$60.00 /per performance
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Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
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ISBN: Not Available

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