What's in a Name

Author: Timothy Nolan

What's in a Name

Description: Confronted by the past, the present, and the police, a woman examines the results of choices made many years ago and finds that the secrets that are the hardest to keep are the hardest to tell.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 4/9/2013
Content Advisory: Gun violence, language
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
3 Females, 1 Male

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Keywords: Crime · Drama · Expressionism · Historical · Mostly Female Characters · Non-traditional/Non-narrative/Experimental/Post-dramatic · Politics · Sickness and Mental Illness · Small Cast Size · Social Issues

This play is in the following collections: Plays and Playwrights 2014

Original Production Information

What's In a Name was first presented on April 12, 2013 by the Variations Theatre Group at the Chain Theatre, Long Island City, New York, with the following cast and credits:

Cast: Maria Deasy, Lenny Thomas, Lauren Roth, Sutton Crawford
Director: Greg Cicchino