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Holy Child

Author: Joe Lauinger

Holy Child

Description: Over a bottle of homemade wine “that don’t get empty,” four Italian-American brothers revisit their memories like a return to a battlefield, each of them possessed by their own vision of the bloodshed and trying to judge by their conflicted sense of the present whether their lives represent victory or defeat.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2012
Date Added: 9/8/2012
Content Advisory: Strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
1 Female, 4 Males

NOTE: Holy Child is fully protected by copyright law and is subject to royalty. All inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or use of this play in any form should be addressed to josephlauinger@verizon.net.

Keywords: Characters are Mostly Married/With Families · Death and the Afterlife · Dysfunctional Families · Families · Mostly Male Characters · Nuns and Priests · Sickness and Mental Illness · Surrealism/Absurdism

Original Production Information

Holy Child was first presented by White Fence Productions at the Off-Off Broadway Playhouse at Roy Arias Studios, New York City, with the following cast and credits:

Tommy: John Blaylock
Bernie: Dono Cunningham
Patsy: Jerry Ferris
Vic: Paul Montagna
Lucille, Peggy Vitelli, Voice of GPS, Sister Annunziata, Marlo, Blessed Virgin Mary: Annie Paul

Director: Sue Glausen
Production Stage Manager: Jessica Pecharsky
Assistant Stage Manager: Sebrena Mason
Lighting Design: Laura Williams
Publicity: Scottie Rhodes

An earlier version of Holy Child was produced in 2003 at Gallery Players, Brooklyn, NY, directed by Heather Curran.