- 40 Minutes
- 1 Male. 4 Females
$7.95 – $75.00
A one-act play adapted from “The Dead” in James Joyce’s “Dubliners”
During an annual Christmas celebration, Gabriel Conroy has to cope with his doddering aunts, discover the true nature of his relationship with his wife, Gretta, and confront his own academic pedantry. He condescends to the provincialism of his friends, family, and his wife. But a big surprise about Gretta awaits him after he retires for the night.
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The Dead is an adaptation by David Klein, from James Joyce’s story ” The Dead” in Dubliners. The 15th and final story, ” The Dead” is considered not only the jewel of the collection but also a world masterpiece.
David Klein captures the searing essence of Joyce’s original story:
Gabriel Conroy has come to his aunt’s annual Christmas party out of family obligation and duty.
He thinks they are far beneath him in the understanding of life and philosophy. He is solicitous toward his lovely wife, Gretta, and tolerant of other party guests.
Little does he know that, on that night, the night on which snow begins to fall over Dublin, he will glimpse Gretta’s secret passion, a long-dead suitor who died for the love of her.
“Moments of their secret life together burst like stars upon his memory.”
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