Because of Beth

Author: Elana Gartner

Because of Beth

Description: In the aftermath of her mother’s death, teenage Penny risks her relationship with her irresponsible older sister and new guardian, to learn about their long-missing father but discovers treacherous and dangerous secrets no one wanted her to know.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 6/19/2014
Content Advisory: Strong language, some physical violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 2 Males

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Keywords: Child Abuse · Death and the Afterlife · Divorce · Drama · Dysfunctional Families · Families · Grief and Mourning · Social Issues · True Stories · Violence · Women

Original Production Information

Because of Beth was produced 2008 at WorkShop Theater (New York) by Small Pond  Entertainment and Elana Gartner with the following cast and crew:

Cara: Elizabeth Ruelas
Penny: Hyosun Choi
Stanley: George Raboni
Robert: David Douglas
Waitress: Susan Graham

Director: Clara Barton Green
Stage Manager: Amanda Cynkin
Asst. Stage Manager: Susan Graham
Set Design: Sean Tribble
Lighting Design: Solomon Weisbard
Sound Recording: Duncan Pflaster