Eliza’s House

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Eliza is in the hospital and her adult son has come to collect their one precious treasure, a violin, in order to sell it. But he has not reckoned on meeting the eleven year-old girl who has befriended his mother, nor on the flood of memories this encounter produces in him and which we see enacted by his younger self. Eliza’s House tells a story of the clash of parents and children, the pull of the past, the force of memory, and the bittersweet nature of love.

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Description

Creators
Brendan Murray, playwright

 

Details

49 pgs. 2 female, 2 male

Originally produced by The Royal Exchange Theatre, UK, in 2003

Run Time: 60 minutes

Audience Recommendation: 11+

Synopsis

Eliza is in the hospital and her adult son has come to collect their one precious treasure, a violin, in order to sell it. But he has not reckoned on meeting the eleven year-old girl who has befriended his mother, nor on the flood of memories this encounter produces in him and which we see enacted by his younger self. Eliza’s House tells a story of the clash of parents and children, the pull of the past, the force of memory, and the bittersweet nature of love.

*Nominated for the Manchester Evening News Theatre Award*

*Best New Play and Winner of The Brian Way Award*

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

Additional information

Script Type

Demo CD with vocals, Hard Copy Perusal, PDF Perusal, Production CD, Written Score Hard Copy, Written Score PDF

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