The Wives of Lamentation

By Thomas Byrne | Playwright
Genre Drama/Comedy
Type Play
Subgenre No Sub Genre
Time Period 1850-1910
Male Actors 1
Female Actors 2
Undefined Actors 1
Length One Act
Set Complexity intermediate

Summary

Two teen orphan girls who have reached the end of their rope accept a deal to marry the town’s abortionist-midwife-undertaker in this late-19th century, religious dystopian, sad love story.

Characters

Jacob Ripley

Gender male
Age 40 - 60 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Any
Personality

Description Town undertaker, abortionist, midwife, surgeon, morphine addict. A good man

Fiona McAllister (Ripley)

Gender female
Age 15 - 20 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Any
Personality

Description Sensitive and loving. Has longed for suicide most of her life. Mentally ill

Verbena Moon (Ripley)

Gender female
Age 15 - 20 years
Vocal Range not applicable
Ethnicity Any
Body Type Any
Personality Ambitious Bold Bubbly Cheerful Compassionate Dominant Flirtatious Independent Intelligent Passionate Sexy Spunky Vulnerable

Description Teen orphan, eroticized, craftily opportunistic but with a very good heart.

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