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Illustration by Alison Friel.

Eliza’s House

Brendan Murray, playwright


49 pgs. 2 female, 2 male

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

Run Time: 60 minutes

Audience Recommendation: 11+


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
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