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Back Home

book by Ron Sproat, Lyrics by Frank Evans, music by Christopher Berg

BACK HOME was named best show of the year 2002 by The Norwich, CT Bulletin and received the Spirit Award for Best new show of 2002. 

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Score

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Breakdown

MO
IVY
Because the play goes back and forth in time, the age of actresses playing MO and IVY can vary.  It is suggested, however, that both actresses be approximately the same age.

All other parts are played by the COMPANY, comprised of three WOMEN and three men.  If budget dictates seven salaries, the man playing JERRY can double. The following is a suggested breakdown of those parts:

FIRST WOMAN:   (Older)
WOMAN I
BRIDE I
MO’S MUM
VERA
CINEMA TICKET SELLER
SECOND WOMAN:   (Younger)
WOMAN II
BRIDE II
GLADYS
ALICE
THIRD WOMAN:   (Older)
WOMAN III
BRIDE III
KITTY
JEAN
DORIS
IVY’S MUM
JERRY
FIRST MAN: (Younger — around the same age as Actress playing MO)
TOM (Mo’s Brother)
MAN I
BERNIE
SOLDIER IN BARRACKS
TYPIST
SECOND MAN:   (Old enough to play IVY’S father)
IVY’S FATHER
MAN II
CINEMA USHER
MAN WITH MAIL
LEN
DOCTOR
TYPIST
SOLDIER
YOUNG AMERICAN CAPTAIN
SOLDIER WITH MAIL
SOLDIER AT SOUTHAMPTON
ANNOUNCER

There is no curtain.  The playing area should be spare, except for
levels designed for easy entrances and exits and screens for projected visuals.

The play takes place in the present and in various locales in Great Britain from 1941-1946.

THE PLAY IS PERFORMED WITHOUT INTERMISSION

Was originally produced under the title “Back Home” by the
New Hope Performing Arts Festival, Robin Larsen, Producer.

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